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Winter 2001-2002 


A News Magazine Published by Governor Dummer Academy 

young women were permitted to 
study at the school. Prior to 1901, 
however, women were educated at 
GDA. Above is a picture of the 
women from the class of 1901 and 
to the left are Mary Ellen 1899 
and Sara Burns 1901, daughters of 
Mary Elizabeth Fergurson Burns 
who was one of the first women to 
attend the Academy, circa 1872. 

From The Archives 


The Archon 

Published since 1884 


John M. Doggett, Jr. 


Maureen Twombly 


Barry Gately 

John Harvey 

David Oxton 

Joseph Rabino 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Cheryl Treworgy 

Graphic Design 

Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

Director of Development 

Patricia Tobin Peterman P'01'03 

Associate Director of Development 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Michelle Kum Orvis 

Director of Alumni/ae and Parent Relations 

Jim Bride 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97'02, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Christopher C. Beebe '55 

Adnenne Berry-Burton P'96'04 

Todd A. Dagres '78 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C. David Grayer P'OO 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99'01 

Josiah K.Lilly IV '69, P'91'98 

Kathleen L. Livermore '79, P'04 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 

Reynolds E. Moulton, Jr. '56 

Brian H. Noyes '76 

William F. O'Leary '73 

Michael R. Porter P'96'99'01 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95'00 

Dolly M. Shalvoy P'02'04 

C. Thomas Tenney, Jr. '69 

Alumni Trustees 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Steven G. Shapiro '74 

Bruce C. Turner '83 

Ex Officio 

James C. Deveney, Jr. '60 

President, Alumni/ae Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

James C. Deveney, Jr. '60, President 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, Vice President 

Joshua C. Lappin '92, Secretary/Treasurer 

R. Jeffrey Bailly '80 

Deana Giamette Boyages '88 

John P. English '28, Life Member 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 Life Member 

Peter W Franklin '72 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Daniel F. Nadeau '89 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63'66, GP'93 Founder, Life Member 

Susan F. Pattison '77 

Robert B. Snyder '62 

Robert H. Studley, Jr. '86 

Marc K. Tucker '68, P'01 

William B. Whiting '59 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 

Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 

Arthur H. Veasey III '68, Past President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95 Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69, P'96'98 Co-Chair, Trustee 

Development Committee 

The Archon is published three times a 
year by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, 
Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. Letters 
are welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents, and friends 
of the Academy and are subject to editing for reasons of 
space availability. 



14 Coeducation 

B)i Kristina Young '02 

16 The First Generation 

B)> Kathleen Livermore '79 P'04 

1 7 One Perspective 

B)i Elizabeth Ruhl 

19 Breaking New Ground 

B;y Stephanie Hill '83 

22 A Strong Voice Rises 

An interview with Jacqueline Downing '98 









letters to the editor 
on campus 

headmaster's message 
alumni/ae in the news 
class notes 
in memoriam 

on the cover 

Pictured are just a few of the women GDA pays tribute to in its year-long 
celebration, "The Year of Women"- The 1990 Alumnae hockey team: coach 
Lynda Bromley, Leslie Miller '87, Lyndsay Rowan '87, Amy Mack '87, 
Stephanie D'Orazio '85, Suzi Black '85, and Melanie D'Orazio '86; faculty 
member Elizabeth Ruhl; faculty member Janet Adams- Wall with her son 
Christopher; Eleanor Eames, wife of Ted Eames; Catherine Burgess '91 with 
Peter Bragdon; Zonovia Wright '00; and Jaimie Pressman '99 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper with a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. It is printed with 
sustainable resource vegetable-based soy inks in accordance with our commitment to the environment. Please 
recycle again. 



Dear Editor, 

Dear Editor, 

Dear Editor 

Viewing the pictures of Thompson 
Auditorium's demise in the summer edition 
of the Archon left me with mixed emotions. 
I am pleased to see Governor Dummer 
Academy's commitment to the performing 
arts has continued since I graduated and 
that the school's commitment is growing. 
Part of me, however, is sad to see the old 
building go. Thompson was a focal point 
for many of my GDA memories. I spent a 
lot of time there rehearsing and perform- 
ing, playing "Manteca" with the Big Wind, 
for instance, or "Phase Dance" in Slight 
Breeze. I remember the many songs I 
learned and played for Music Guild 
Concerts, putting on the winter musicals, 
or playing "Purple Haze" with whoever was 
around because it was the only sont every- 
body knew. It was in that building Buzz 
Crocker woke us all up at morning meeting 
with his drum solos, and it was in that 
building we, as a school, greeted Dodge 
Morgan on his triumphal return from sea. 
Memories in that building abound of per- 
formances in which I participated and 
those I watched. I remember the important 
and the mundane in snapshots of moments 
and people. 

Thompson's demolition reminds me 
once more of the importance of place in 
our culture and society and just how often 
the value of place is overlooked. While I 
know GDA needs to continue growing and 
providing greater opportunities for stu- 
dents, I hope there are also ways that the 
school can provide students with a greater 
appreciation for the built environment. 
Not only does GDA have some old and 
historic buildings, but Newburyport is a 
great laboratory for learning about build- 
ings, their importance in creating a sense of 
place, and how our comprehension of our 
surrounding changes over time as buildings 
come and go. While Thompson 
Auditorium may not have been a historic 
building, it had value to those that used it 
over the years. I am sure the new perform- 
ing arts center will be the setting of count- 
less memories for years to come. 

Yours truly, 

Christopher McMorris '87 

Bill McKibben's commencement speech 
was exceptional. I can not imagine more 
appropriate words of wisdom for graduates 
of Governor Dummer, or for that matter, 
graduates of secondary schools and colleges 
anywhere in this country. 

Mr. McKibben, an environmental spe- 
cialist, spoke about the consequences of 
global warming, our emphasis on consum- 
ing and the nature of happiness. I wonder 
how the graduates internalized a key con- 
cept of his speech-"in a healthy communi- 
ty you find real pleasures outside the realm 
of consumption, you find them in your 
friends, in the closeness and human con- 
tact that truly ends up to be more satisfying 
than getting and spending." I hope they 
pondered over his concluding thought 
about happiness and what it really is. 

After the events of September 11,1 read 
his message again and became more con- 
vinced than ever of its value. His repeated 
use of the word "community" strikes a cord 
in the post bombing period. We have 
recently witnessed encouraging acts of 
coming together as a whole community- 
building local, state and national bonds for 
moving into the future. Governor Dummer 
was a close, friendly community when I 
attended. I sense that it still is and hope 
that its graduates will move on toward 
newer forms of communities based on the 
sorts of goals Bill McKibben described in 
his commencement address. 

Dana Hall '47 

Long, long ago in 1937 I was co-editor 
of the Archon with much help from a facul- 
ty advisor. I have enjoyed reading it ever 
since. I find it exciting to keep up on the 
Byfield scene and updated on many of the 
alums I know. 

I find the newspaper format (of the 
Summer Archon) was a giant step back from 
the quality we have had for years. I also 
find shaded backgrounds for the printing 
very hard to read. 

Headmaster Doggett summed it up for 
the graduating class of 2001, "that you will 
go confidently into the world and display 
the same grace and dignity that has charac- 
terized your time at GDA." 

Put Flint '37 

Editors Response: 

Thank you for your letter and com- 
ments on the Summer Archon. I 
appreciate your interest in the publication 
and truly value your opinion. 

The newspaper style of the Summer 
Archon was designed to publish 
Commencement and Reunion informa- 
tion as quickly as possible. 

Understanding that Alumni/ae and 
the GDA community are eager to read 
about these two important events , the 
Academy produces this special summer 
edition of the Archon to highlight them. 
The winter and spring editions of the 
Archon will be printed in the traditional 
style and will include the class notes, 
feature articles and campus news that 
our readers enjoy. 

To ease reader's frustrations in the 
future , we will change the title of the 
summer publication to indicate that it is 
a supplemental addition of the Archon. 

1 apologize that the shaded back- 
grounds made sections of the magazine 
difficult to read and we will consider this 
in future publications . 

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Thank you for your continued inter- 
est in the Archon and all of Governor 
Dummer Academy's publications. 

on campus 

Development Developments 

"Lights, Camera, 

Joan Ross P'03 and Kachy Thomas P'02 

On October 5, GDA hosted "Lights, 
Camera, Auction" at the Georgetown 
Club, in Georgetown, MA. Mayo Morgan 
P'97 '02, Kathy Thomas P'02 and the 
Allies organized the event, a live and 
silent auction, to benefit the school's cap- 
ital campaign. Paul and Priscilla Mclnnis 
P'02, '03 of Paul Mclnnis, Inc., an auction 
marketing company, donated their servk> 
es for the evening, helping to auction off 
the hundreds of gifts generously donated 
by current parents, past parents, trustees 
and friends of the Academy. Some of the 
more sought-after auction items included 
a weeks lodging at a condominium in St. 
Bart's, the opportunity to be "Headmaster 
for a Day," and "California Dreaming," a 
weekend escape to San Francisco followed 
by a two-day stay at an exclusive resort in 
the Carmel area. The 240 people in 
attendance all bid spiritedly helping to 
raise close to $85,000 toward the cam- 
paign. Thanks to two anonymous donors 
who matched the proceeds from the event 
3:1, the $85,000 quickly grew to an won- 
derful quarter of a million dollars. 

Grand Opening 

of the Performing Arts Center I 

Construction of the new performing arts center is complete. The 24,000 
square foot facility officially opened its doors to the GDA community for the 
first time on December 3. That Monday morning students, faculty, and staff 
gathered in the 500-seat auditorium for Morning Meeting. For most, the meet- 
ing was the first opportunity to walk inside the magnificent building that, in 
addition to the auditorium, houses a "black box" theater, an ensemble room for 
band and orchestra practices, private lesson and practice rooms, and a catering 

The performing arts center is the showcase of the capital campaign To 
Carry on the Work, the Campaign for Governor Dummer Academy which was 
launched just over one year ago. The $52 million campaign seeks to provide 
funds for faculty, programmatic and student support. For more information on 
To Carry on the Work, the Campaign for Governor Dummer Academy contact 
Director of Development Pat Tobin Peterman P'01 '03 at 978-465-1763. 

The new Performing Arts Center 

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on campus 



The GDA on the Road 

On November 7, Jim Bride, Michelle Orvis, Mike Moonves, and Academic Dean 
Elaine White attended a young alumni/ae gathering in New York City. Chris Yeagley '93 
helped to coordinate the mini reunion at the New York club Light, an event well attended 
by many graduates from the last ten years. 

Two weeks later, Headmaster Marty Doggett traveled with Mike Moonves and 
Jim Bride to Chicago to attend a reception for alumni/ae and prospective parents hosted by 
hosted by David and Pamela Moore P'01 '04. The event, held at the University Club in 
downtown Chicago, provided a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and 
meet new ones. 

Justin Marshall '99 and Erin Cushing at the University 

Club in Chicago 

Council Update 

Under the strong and energetic leader- 
ship of Alumni/ae Council President, Jim 
Deveney '60, the Alumni/ae Council met 
twice this year. As president, Jim hopes to 
increase participation of Alumni/ae council 
members in fundraising initiatives and sup- 
port of events and projects put on by the 
Alumni/ae Council. 

At the first meeting, Headmaster 
Marty Doggett updated the Alumni/ae 
Council on the state of affairs at GDA. He 

Rich Guenther 71, Mary Squire (Rob Squire 75), 
Nathalie Anes '85 at the University Club in Chicago 

reported that the school was both strong 
and healthy, highlighting the development 
of a learning center at the Academy a 
resource for students and faculty. 

Director of Admissions Peter Bidstrup 
spoke to the Alumni/ae Council at the sec- 
ond meeting, providing some illuminating 
details on the trends in admissions at GDA. 
He explained that the number of applicants 
at GDA has steadily increased over the past 
couple of years and the school has become 
more competitive for both day and boarding 
school applicants. 

Some of the projects that the 
Alumni/ae Council is working on include a 
Career Day (to be held in Fall 2002), an 
Athletic Hall of Fame, and a job bank to 
provide summer internships for GDA stu- 
dents. Stay tuned for more information on 
these and other exciting new initiatives in 
the Spring Archon. 

Upcoming Events 

Mark Your 

January 6, 2002 
Winter Alumni/ae Games 

February 5-7, 2002 
Florida Receptions 

February 20-23, 2002 
California Receptions 

April 11, 2002 
Boston Young Alumni/ae 
Happy Hour 

April 2002 
Philadelphia Reception 

April 2002 

Washington, DC Reception 

May 2002 
Boston Pops 

May 19, 2002 

Spring Alumni/ae Games 

May 31, 2002 
Kayak and Cruise in 
Newburyport, MA 

June 14-16, 2002 
Reunion for Old Guard 
(pre '52) and all classes 
ending in a 2 or 7 

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Special Olympics 

On Sunday, November 4, members of the 
Massachusetts professional women's soccer team, the 
Boston Breakers, were on hand to help kick off the 
opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Soccer 
Tournament held at GDA. For the 14th year in a row, 
Governor Dummer Academy hosted the tournament 
welcoming over 60 Special Olympic soccer teams from 
throughout the state to compete in five-a-side soccer 
games on the school fields. 

Led by seniors Rachel Manikian of Atkinson, 
NH and Andrew Storm of Amarillo, TX and super- 
vised by faculty advisor Maud Hamovit, the GDA stu- 
dent body played a major role in organizing, planning, 
and preparing the campus for the event. Over 250 stu- 
dents and faculty members volunteered their time to 
help run the games. 

Non Sibi Sed Aliis Day 

On Monday, October 8 GDA celebrated the 
school's motto, "Non Sibi Sed Aliis," by serving the 
communities around our campus. Each class was 
assigned a special project and spent the day working 
together as a team. The senior class spent the day at 
the Plum Island Reservation cleaning up the beaches 
while the junior class went to the Salisbury State 
Reservation to help remove trash and litter from the 
campsites and waterfront. The sophomores repaired 
boardwalks and helped the staff at Sandy Point and 
the Parker River Refuge. Dividing up responsibilities, 
some of the freshman class worked on campus, clean- 
ing windows and picking up trash, while others spent 
the day in Lawrence, MA sweeping the streets and 
removing litter. The mayor of Lawrence, grateful for 
the efforts of the GDA students on behalf of his city, 
treated the class to a pizza lunch. 

Candlelight service at Moseley Chapel 

GDA Responds to 
September 11 

In perhaps one of the most tragic and trying times in recent 
United States History, the GDA community responded with com- 
passion and grace, reaching out to each other and the community 
at large. 

On that tragic Tuesday evening Student Body President Mike 
Woods and Senior Class President Shane MacDonald organized a 
candlelight ceremony, bringing the community together to com- 
fort one another. Through song, poetry, and prayer, students and 
faculty expressed their grief, patriotism and hope for peace. As can- 
dlelight illuminated Moseley Chapel, the service concluded with 
the nearly 200 in attendance joining in a chorus of "God Bless 

In the days following the attacks, the community launched 
fundraisers and blood drives to help those who had been so tragi- 
cally affected by the events. Vans filled with students and faculty 
drove to local Red Cross offices to donate blood and students 
organized a Jeans and Hat Day (a fundraiser where students make 
a donation for the opportunity to wear jeans and hat during the 
school day) and other fundraisers to collect money for the victims 
of September 1 1 . 

The September 1 1 tragedy has reinforced the connections we 
have to one another and our commitment to a community that 
values teamwork, service, and respect for others. As Headmaster 
Doggett explains, "The mission of Governor Dummer Academy 
has perhaps never been more relevant. We must foster the qualities 
of imagination, empathy and civic responsibility that will enable 
our students to be the effective architects of future solutions for our 

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Students Named to Cum Laude Society 

This September nine GDA students 
were elected into the Governor Dummer 
Academy chapter of the national Cum 
Laude Society. The students recognized 
earned a minimum of a 3.3 weighted grade 
point average at the end of their junior 
year, and are found within the top ten per- 

cent of their class. 

Those honored for their outstanding 
academic achievements included seniors 
Michael Askenase of North Reading, MA; 
Rachel Chung of Plaistow, NH; Fransesca 
DeMeo of Boxford, MA; Rachelle Dennis 

of Andover, MA; Kristen Gorham of 
Tewksbury, MA; Rachel Manikian of 
Atkinson, NH; Marienna Murch of 
Rockport, MA; Yuri Samsonov of 
Middleton, MA; and Jocelyn Scheintaub 
of Byfield, MA. 

Students Achieve in 
National Merit 

On Monday, September 24, 2001 
Headmaster Marty Doggett presented a 
Letter of Commendation to Michael 
Askenase of Reading, MA; Rachelle 
Dennis of Andover, MA; Kristen Gorham 
of Tewksbury, MA; Alexander Harris of 
Georgetown, MA: McKenzie Jones of 
Andover, MA; Christopher Mclnnis of 
North Hampton, NH; and Marienna 
Murch of Rockport, MA from the 
National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 
They were among 34,000 seniors recog- 
nized nationally as Commended Students 
in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship 
Program. The Commended Students 
placed in the top five percent of more 
than one million students who entered 
the 2002 competition. 

A spokesperson for the National 
Merit Scholarship Corporation offered 
the following comment: "The young men 
and women named Commended Students 
have demonstrated outstanding academic 
potential by their performance in our very 
competitive Merit Program. In a nation 
that values excellence, it is important to 

publicly honor scholastically talented 
youth and acknowledge the role schools 
play in nurturing their development. We 
hope this recognition will augment the 
educational opportunities of Commended 
Students and encourage all students to 
strive to realize their potential." 

Excellence in 
Achievement Awards 

The Newburyport Five Cents 
Savings Bank recently announced the 
recipients of its fifth annual Excellence in 
Education Achievement Awards. 
Rewarding students in their junior year 
from six local high schools for their aca- 
demic excellence and hard work, the bank 
honored the students at a banquet on 
September 20, 2001. GDA students 
Allison Tsao of Newburyport, MA; Allen 
Cooper of Newburyport, MA; Michael 
Oxton of Amesbury, MA; and Amrit 
Misra of Newburyport, MA were among 
those honored. 

Ten GDA Graduates 
Named AP Scholars 

This fall, the College Board recog- 
nized ten GDA graduates from the Class 

of 2001 as Advanced Placement Scholars 
in recognition of their exceptional 
achievement on the college-level 
Advanced Placement Exams. Of the over 
840,000 students who took the exams in 
May 2001, only 13 percent performed at a 
sufficiently high level to merit such recog- 

Alyssa Chirlin of Newburyport, MA 
qualified for the AP Scholar with 
Distinction Award by earning an average 
grade of 3.5 or higher on all AP Exams 
taken, and 3.0 or higher on five or more of 
these exams. 

Julia Newman of Beverly, MA quali- 
fied for the AP Scholar Honor Award by 
earning an average grade of 3.25 or higher 
on all AP Exams taken, and 3.0 or higher 
on four or more of these exams. 

Caitlin Cooper of Newburyport, 
MA; Courtney Craft of Melrose, MA; 
Kim Jones of Wenham, MA; Bradley 
Kasnet of Exeter, NH; Timothy Lamson of 
Ipswich, MA; Laurence Lyons of 
Newbury, MA; Caitlin Mcintosh of 
Winchester, MA; and Jessica Ross of 
Ipswich, MA qualified for the AP Scholar 
Award by completing three of more 
AP Examinations, with grades of 3.0 or 

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New Trustees 

C. David Grayer resides in 

North Reading, MA. After earning his 
Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate 
from Howard University in 
Washington, DC, he founded the law 
firm Grayer & Dilday where he has 
practiced matrimonial and employ- 
ment law for the last 23 years. Grayer 
is also an adjunct professor at the 
Massachusetts School of Law in 
Andover, MA and a Professor of 
Business Law at the Bunker Hill 
Community College in Boston, MA. 
In addition to his professional respon- 
sibilities, he also volunteers as 
Regional One Director of the National 
Bar Association and as Legal Advisor 
to the N AACR He is a member of the 
Massachusetts Judicial Nominating 
Committee, the Advisory Board for 
the Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Judicial Court for the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and the Community 
College Advisory Board. 

He and his wife Rose Budd have 
two daughters Cara and Daria '00. 
WHN is an attorney and Daria '00 is 
studying at Spelman College in 
Atlanta, GA. 

Dolly Miller Shalvoy 

spent a year in Florence, Italy studying 
the Art and Architecture of Western 
Europe and received her Bachelor of 
Arts in Architecture and Art History 
from Ohio State University in 1971. 
After working as a buyer and manager 
for retail companies for eleven years, 
she founded her own design company, 
Miller Shalvoy Designs. 

Ms. Shalvoy was first introduced 
to GDA in 1998 when her son 
Brenton '02 enrolled as a freshman. 
Her daughter Alexandra joined him 
this year as a member of the class of 
2004. A dedicated parent volunteer, 
she has become a lifetime member of 
the Allies Association. 

Shalvoy also devotes her spare 
time to many community organiza- 
tions including the Junior League of 
San Diego, the Junior League of Palo 
Alto-Menlo Park, The San Francisco 
Fall Antiques Show and the 
Eaglebrook School. She and her hus- 
band Charles reside in Atherton, CA. 

Rev. Berry- Burton 

Rev. Adrienne Berry- 
Burton was ordained in 1997 after 
earning a Bachelor of Science in 
Education from Georgia University 
and a Master of Divinity from the 
Andover Newton Theological School. 
She serves as Campus Chaplain at the 
University of Massachusetts, Boston; a 
Youth Minister and Organizer with 
First Light Youth Project through the 
First Lutheran Church in Lynn, MA; 
and as Associate Pastor at the Zion 
Baptist Church in Lynn, MA. 

Rev. Berry-Burton sits on many 
boards and commissions including the 
Commission on Social Witness, My 
Brother's Table, Brookwood School 
Board of Trustees, and the Essex 
County Community Organization. She 
has four children, Raymond '96, Jessica 
'04, LaShawne, and Jonathan, and 
lives with her husband Joseph in Lynn, 

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on campus 

James B. Brayshawis 

teaching in the Mathematics Department. 
Jamie, coming from Kent School in 
Connecticut is a 1983 Cum Laude gradu- 
ate of Princeton University with an A.B. 
in Economics and a Ph.D. in Civil 
Engineering/ Applied Mechanics from the 
University of Virginia. His professional 
experience includes banking as well as 
research and teaching at the Institute of 
Textile Technology in Virginia. He and 
his wife, Amy, live in Commons and 
Jamie is a dorm associate in Boynton 

Arthur C. Calvano 

is teaching Spanish in the Language 
Department. Arthur is a 1993 graduate 
of The College of the Holy Cross with a 
bachelor's in Spanish. He earned his 
master's degree in Spanish from 
Middlebury College. Originally from 
Winthrop, he has taught at Savio 
Preparatory High School, Cushing 
Academy, and St. John's High School. 
He is living and dorm parenting in 
Eames House. 

EN Cohen, a Cum Laude 
graduate from George Washington 
University, is teaching Spanish. He comes 
to GDA after serving as a Bilingual 
Assistant for the Spanish School at 
Middlebury College in Vermont where he 
is pursuing a master's degree in Spanish. 
Eli lives in Commons and is an associate 
dorm parent in Farmhouse. 

E. Finch is joining 

our English Department. Anna has 15 
years of teaching experience at North 
Yarmouth Academy, Hanover High 
School, Timberlane Regional High 
School, and most recently Concord- 
Carlisle Regional High School, where she 

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chaired the English Department. Anna University is joining the Mathematics 

earned a bachelor's degree in English Department, teaching Algebra I and 

Composition from Beloit College and a Geometry. This past year, Frances worked 

master's degree from Harvard Graduate with Trinity Partners, Inc. of Dedham, 


New Faculty: Arthur Calvano, Eli Cohen, Emily Sagalyn, Amanda Jones 

School of Education Middlebury College's 
Bread Loaf School of English. Anna and 
her husband, history teacher Peter 
Werner, live in Perkins Dormitory and 
Anna is a dorm associate in Boynton 

Patricia H a r, a high honors 

graduate of Wesleyan University in 1999 
with a B.A. from the College of Letters, is 
joining the English Department. She has 
been working as a project manager for 
CitySoft, Inc., a computer consulting firm 
headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Tricia is 
living and dorm parenting in Farmhouse. 

Frances Holland, a 2000 

Cum Laude graduate of Harvard 

providing marketing and strategy consul- 
tation to major pharmaceutical compa- 
nies. Frances lives in Commons and is a 
dorm associate in Moody House. 

Amanda E. Jones, 

who is joining our History Department, is 
a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of 
Williams College with a B.A. in History 
and Art History and elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa. After working two years at The 
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, 
NM, Amanda enrolled in a doctoral pro- 
gram in Art History at the University of 
Pennsylvania. She earned her master's 
degree last year and expects to complete 
her doctoral coursework and exams this 
summer. Amanda is living and dorm par- 
enting in Moody House. 

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"...Strange and wonderful things are 
happening in the science labs around the 

Scientists in Scotland clone a sheep 
from an adult cell. Researchers decipher 
the entire DNA sequence, every last gene, 
used by the bacterium Escherichia coli, 
Pharming-the practice of genetically 
engineering animals to produce pharma- 
ceuticals for human use- becomes a bur- 
geoning industry. A research group in 
Japan discovers that large fragments of 
human chromosomes, with up to one 
thousand genes, can be incorporated into 
the mouse genome." 

These laboratory developments pres- 
ent exciting opportunities for the writers 
of science fiction and author Nancy Kress 
has taken full advantage. Kress, the author 
of eighteen books: three early fantasy nov- 
els, eight science fiction novels, two 
thrillers, three collections of short stories, 
a YA novel and two non-fiction books 
about writing, was selected as this year's 
Common Book author. 

The Common Book Program, now 
in its thirteenth year, invites an author to 
campus for a special day of learning. Each 
year, the Common Book Committee, 
made up of GDA students and faculty, 
selects an author and book that the GDA 
community is asked to read. The author 
then spends a day on campus discussing 
the common book and offering workshops 
for students, faculty and friends of the 
Academy. This year the GDA community 
read Kress's short story collection, Beaker's 
Dozen- a compilation of science fiction 
stories exploring the possible outcomes of 
today's scientific discoveries. 

On October 30 Kress came to GDA 
and offered a convocation address and 
three workshops including: Strange 
Bedfellows: The Marriage of Fiction and 

Author, Nancy Kress 

Science; Begin- nings, Middles and Ends: 
Writing Short Stories and Science 
Fiction: Ethical Dilemmas in Your Future. 

During her convocation address, 
Kress explained how science fiction differs 
from other writing styles. She noted that 
literature often reinforces what we want to 
believe- in romance novels the reader is 
reassured that love solves all and when 
reading mysteries, one is reminded that 
crime does not pay. However, science fic- 
tion tends to take what we like to believe 
and says it is not true. Kress pointed to 
several of her stories in Beaker's Dozen 
that illustrate such "subversive" ideas such 
as Beggars in Spain which attacks the idea 
that all men are created equal and pres- 
ents the idea that scientists could discover 
something that has no downsides, some- 
thing most people believe impossible. 
Science fiction authors, our common 
book author explained, distort the large 
picture to put something into focus. 

In her first workshop of the day, 
Strange Bedfellows: The Marriage of 
Fiction, Kress de-scribed the uneasy rela- 
tionship of scientists and science fiction 
authors. Kress explained that while scien- 
tists work to discover how the world 
works, fiction authors like to create new 
worlds. Science fiction authors often look 
for the possibilities for where things can 
go wrong while scientists work to prevent 

In the second workshop of the day, 
Beginnings, Middles and Ends: Writing 

Short Stories, she discussed the writing 
process and noted that it was different for 
different people. She coached the students 
through the process she uses. She brought 
up a newspaper article about the fossilized 
remains of a giant alligator and, guiding 
the students, she helped them develop a 
fictional story behind the discovered fos- 
sil. The students suggested characters, 
conflicts, settings and motivations that 
could have led to the alligator's demise. 
The exercise engaged the students who 
excitedly shared their plots and ideas. 
Kress also shared with the group that she 
often doesn't know where a story is head- 
ed or where it will end when she starts. 
Indeed, she has a lengthy manuscript 
which is now languishing on a shelf as she 
can't come up with an ending. 

Kress ended the day with a discus- 
sion on the moral decisions we are likely 
to face in the near future with regards to 
scientific possibilities in Science Fiction: 
Ethical Dilemmas in Your Future. Some of 
the questions she presented to the audi- 
ence included: Should cloning be 
allowed? Is genetic engineering accept- 
able? If so, what should the limitations be? 
Should we be able to alter human genes to 
eliminate disease, decrease baldness or 
increase intelligence? What should be 
done with unused embryos-should they be 
Can they be 
sold? A lively 
ensued with 
student debat- 
ing over the 
dilemmas in 
their future." 

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In David Abusamra's 21 years of 
coaching Women's Cross Country, the 
team has seen its share of victories, unde- 
feated seasons, record breaking runs and 
New England Championships. But this 
fall, Abusamra, along with Jeff Kelly and 
Amanda Ulsh, coached the team to its 
greatest season yet. 

After an undefeated season, the 
team traveled to Lawrence Academy for 
the Independent School Championship 
meet. The weather was favorable for run- 
ning and the course provided many chal- 
lenges with steep up and down hills and 
tight corners. The team ran hard and 
earned 81 team points, defeating all the 
teams to win the ISL Championship for 
the first time in school history. Lesley 
Clunie '04 of Newburyport, MA, who had 
an amazing season, finished third out of 83 
racers in 20:11. Overall, GDA placed four 
girls in the top twenty and all seven in the 
top 32. Julia Tataronis '03 of Berlin, MA 
and Kelsey Quigley '04 of Byfield, MA fin- 

ished 14th and 15 th respectively; Lindsey 
Marsh '04 of Andover, MA finished 20th 
and Caroline Ott '05 of Boxford, MA fin- 
ished 32nd. Captains Gwyneth Stokes '03 
(29th) of Newbury, MA and Laura Ellison 
'03 (30th) of North Andover, MA, who 
were the critical fifth and sixth finishers 
for the team, accepted the championship 

A week after their momentous victo- 
ry at Lawrence Academy, the team was 
ready for the New England Division II 
Championship race at the Kingswood- 
Oxford School in West Hartford, CT The 
Varsity team defeated runner-up Hopkins 
School of New Haven, CT for the second 
year in a row, 60-73, to capture the title 
and fittingly end its undefeated season. 
Lesley Clunie set a personal best and out- 
distanced the other 123 racers, complet- 
ing the flat, dusty, circuitous 5K course in 
18:40. Her nearest competition was 22 
seconds behind. Along with Clunie's first 
place finish, the Governors enjoyed Top 
15 finishes from Julia Tataronis (9th) and 
Kelsey Quigley (11th), all three of whom 
earned All-New England honors. Laura 
Ellison placed 18th, Lindsey Marsh 25th, 

Gwyneth Stokes 30th, and Caroline Ott 
35th. While the GDA girls have enjoyed 
undefeated seasons and New England 
Championships in the past, never before 
in their history have they attained an vic- 
torious season, a New England 
Championship and an Independent 
School League title all at once. 

Lesley Clunie was recognized for her 
spectacular season with the Most Valuable 
Player award and Laura Ellison earned the 
Coach's Award. Both received All League 
Honors and Julia L. Tataronis of Berlin, 
MA earned All League Honorable 

The Men's Cross Country team fin- 
ished the season with a solid sixth place 
finish in the Division III New England 
Championship at the Middlesex School. 
The team was lead by Allen Cooper '03 of 
Newburyport, MA, who placed 13th of 
122 runners, completing the fast 5K 
course in 16:58, 54 seconds off the leader. 
For his top 15 finish, he was awarded a 
medal and honored with All-New 
England status. 

The team won every home meet, but 
one, a loss to their toughest rival St. 
Paul's, to finish the season over 500 with a 
9-7 record. Allen Cooper, who had an 
exceptional season, earned the Most 
Valuable Player Award and All League 


With an outstanding passing game, 
strong defense and relentless spirit, the 
field hockey team improved its record 
from last year to 5-6-4- Angela Rappoli 
'03 of Danvers, MA led the defense and 
proved to be a formidable goalie with 
three shut-outs for the season. She was 
awarded the Most Valuable Player award 

10 The Archon t .' 

for her efforts. Lauren Marsh '02 of 
Andover, MA won the Coach's Award. 
All League Honors were awarded to senior 
captain Shannon Falvey '03 of Lynn, MA 
and freshman Moira Talbot of Essex, MA. 
Sterling Winder '04 of Manchester, MA 
and Ashley Foley '04 of Byfield, MA 
earned All League Honorable Mention. 


The football team had an exciting 
season this fall, concluding with a 
thrilling win over Tabor Academy in the 
Stone Monahan Class B NEPSAC 
Championship Game (see Boston Globe 
article on xyz). All League Honors were 
bestowed upon five players: James "JJ" 
Morrissey '02 of Winchester, MA; Jackson 
Parker '02 of Woolrich, ME; and Rafael 
Rodriguez '02 of Haverhill, MA; and 
Garrett A. Lyons '03. 

Juniors Harold Baumann of 
Bradford, MA; Oliver W. Burns of Rose 
Bay, Australia; and John Leonard of 
Woolrich, ME all earned All League 
Honorable Mention. Most Valuable 
Player recognition was awarded to JJ 


The varsity women's soccer team 
faced a competitive league this fall finish- 
ing the season 5-9-2. Season highlighted 
included shut-out victories over 
Holderness and Philips Exeter Academy. 
Amanda Webb '04 of Danvers, MA 
earned All League Honors and seniors 
Melissa Bourque '02 of Topsfield, MA and 
Delia Cox of Newbury, MA received All 

earned All League Honors and was recog- 
nized as the team's Most Valuable Player. 
Lars Bjork '02 of Centerville, VA was 
honored for his spirit and desire with the 
Howard J. Navins award, named for for- 
mer coach and teacher, Buster Navins. 

League Honorable Mention. Melissa 
Bourque and Delia Cox also shared Most 
Valuable Player honors. 

The strong senior squad on the 
men's varsity soccer team led the team to 
a successful season. With five shut out 
victories and eight wins overall, the team 
narrowly missed post-season play. 
Benjamin Corriveau '02 of Freeport, ME 

GDA Takes its Rightful Place 

B} Adam Kurkjian, Globe Correspondent 

Reprinted by permission of the Boston Globe, Boston MA ~ November 18, 2001 

Governor Dummer did not like its third-place rank in the Independent Schools 
League. The Governors prefer their placement today, which is No. 1 in New England. 

GDA used an opportunistic defense and a quick-striking offense to pull away from 
Tabor in the second half of yesterday's Stone-Monahan Class B NEPSAC title game for 
a 40-14 victory. 

Senior running back J. J. Morrissey rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 
13 carries, and junior quarterback John Leonard completed 7 of 12 passes for 216 yards 
and three touchdowns and just one interception to propel GDA to its first New England 
title since 1995. 

It was a title that almost wasn't for GDA (7-2), because Lawrence Academy won 
the ISL, but declined to go to the postseason because it came during exam week. 

Still the Governors proved they belonged right away. After a Benjamin Doyle fum- 
ble recovery gave the Governors the ball at their 3 1 , Leonard found Antonio Valverde 
on a crossing pattern, and the senior sped by the Tabor secondary for a 69-yard touch- 

Tabor grabbed the lead in the second quarter when quarterback Paul Pita hit Tyler 
Brown on a 3 -yard touchdown on fourth and goal. 

"I told (my team) before the game that (Tabor) would throw some good punches 
at us," said Governor Dummer coach Mark Gerry. "If we can weather them, we can wear 
them down. I think that came true today." 

It only took GDA one play to respond, as Morrissey took a screen pass to the far 
sideline and weaved through the 
defenders for a 70-yard touch- 
down reception. Leonard hit 
George Paone for the conversion 
to make it 14-7, GDA. 

"It happens sometimes," 
said Morrissey of his big plays. 
"You just have to keep your feet 
moving. It's not just me, it's my 
line, and my wide receivers and 
my quarterback, all working 
together. If I break one, it's my 
job as a running back." 

continued on page 1 2 

The Archon t Winter 200 1-( 11 

Welcome New Faculty continued from page 8 

Thomas M. Robertson, 

who earned his bachelor's in English from 
Dartmouth College in 1991 and is work- 
ing toward his master's in English 
Literature at the University of New 
Hampshire, is joining our English 
Department. Tom has nine years of teach- 
ing experience, including five teaching 
English and English as a Second 
Language at Perkiomen School in 
Pennsylvania, and four teaching in envi- 
ronmental/outdoor education programs at 
Otter Lake Conservation School in 
Greenfield, NH and Nature's Classroom 
in Charlton, MA. Tom and his wife, 
Sharon Slater, who joined our History 
Department last September, live in 
Commons with their two daughters. Tom 
is a dorm associate in Ingham Dormitory. 

Emily Sagalyn, a 2000 

graduate of Columbia University with a 
bachelor's in Neuroscience and Behavior, 
is joining the Science Department for one 
year while Judy Rokous takes a leave of 
absence after giving birth to her third 
child this summer. Emily just completed 
the year teaching biology and chemistry 
in a fellowship for first-year teachers at St. 
Paul's School in New Hampshire. She 
lives off campus and is a dorm associate in 

Tracy Stickney joins the 

Science Department full-time. Tracy 
coached field hockey and tennis at GDA 
last year, and assisted head coach Isaiah 
Suggs in coaching the varsity women's 
basketball team to the New England 
Class B Championship. Tracy is a 1991 
graduate of Wake Forest University with 
a B.S. in Exercise Science. She has taught 
and coached at Salem Academy in North 
Carolina and has spent many years coach- 
ing field hockey in summer camps, in the 
U.S. Field Hockey Futures Program, and 
at the University of Vermont. Tracy is liv- 
ing and dorm parenting in Ingham 

GDA Takes its Rightful Place continued from page 1 1 

Ngai Otieno's 4-yard touchdown run helped tie it at 14 for Tabor, 
but that's as close as the Seawolves got. 

Part of the reason for GDA's second-half dominance was its abili- 
ty to contain Otieno, holding him to 25 yards on 10 carries after 144 
yards on 22 carries in the first half. GDA middle linebacker Jackson 
Parker played well defensively, despite tearing cartilage in his ankle in 
the first half. 

"He shouldn't have been in there," said Gerry of Parker. "He was 
out there on a bum leg in the second half. He did a great job." 

On Tabor's first possession of the second half, the Tabor punter's 
knee touched the ground before he could kick, and GDA got the ball 
at the Tabor 1 1 . Two Morrissey runs later, the Governors were in the 
end zone. 

In the fourth quarter, Leonard took an option to the left 39 yards 
to the Tabor 3. Two plays later, Leonard scored on a 1-yard dive to 
make it 27-14, GDA. 

Oliver Burns recovered a Tabor fumble on the next possession. 
Morrissey then went back to work, taking a handoff 59 yards for his 
third touchdown of the day. 

"How about J.J. Morrissey?" said Gerry of the senior who will 
attend the University of Virginia on a lacrosse scholarship. "He is unbe- 
lievable." Tabor coach Anthony Kandel agreed. "He's a great player. 
Awesome player." 

After yet another Tabor (6-3) fumble, GDA finished off its oppo- 
nent with a 51 -yard touchdown pass from Leonard to Valverde. 

"I feel very lucky to be here," said Gerry. "And I told the coaches 
at the (ISL) meeting, we'll try to do the league proud." 

12 The Archon h Winter 2001-02 

Headmaster's Message 


2001-2002 has been designated as the 
"Year of Women" at Governor Dummer 
Academy. In part we are celebrating the 
30th anniversary of coeducation at the 
Academy but also, in a larger sense, we are 
honoring the contributions that women 
have made to GDA. Alumnae panel dis- 
cussions, a speaker series featuring promi- 
nent women, an evening showcasing the 
musical and artistic talents of female grad- 
uates, and a benefit performance of the 
Vagina Monologues in the new perform- 
ing arts center are a few of the events 
scheduled to mark this moment in the 
school's history. 

For those of us living in Byfield in the late 
fall of 2001, when women hold key lead- 
ership roles at the Academy, sit on the 
Board of Trustees, participate on teams 
that win New England championships, 
infuse the creative and performing arts 
with talent and vitality, and are among 
our best students, it is easy to forget that it 
was not always so. It is easy to forget how 
difficult it must have been for those early 
female pioneers, both students and faculty, 
who came to an institution that had been 
a boys' school for well over two centuries. 
It is easy to forget that this was occurring 
during a period when many of the nation's 
assumptions about race, gender, foreign 
policy, and the environment were being 
challenged and reconsidered. It is easy to 
forget that the culture of a school changes 
and evolves slowly and that during transi- 

"The Tear of Women' is an opportunity to celebrate the 
progress we have made as a school in the area of gen 
der equality and understanding, to acknowledge that the 
journey remains unfinished and to remember how much 
we owe to those who came before us. " 

tions there is tension and discomfort. 
GDA was a very different place three 
decades ago. It is therefore important to 
remember our heritage. Let us now praise 
famous (and perhaps not-so-famous) 
women who have helped to create a more 
complete community at Governor 
Dummer Academy. 

The significant role that faculty spouses 
play in residential schools has long been 
underestimated. Faculty spouses have 
always been the glue that held these 
places together. Historically, the "triple 
threat" model-teacher, coach and dormi- 
tory master-was only successful because 
spouses effectively managed the houshold 
and family. During the early days of coed- 
ucation, when the faculty was still pre- 
dominately male and spouses female, 
these women were also particularly impor- 
tant sources of strength and support to the 
new female students. 

Female teachers and coaches hired during 
the 1970s served as critical role models 
and mentors for female students. Their 
presence diversified and strengthened an 
already strong faculty. They brought a dif- 
ferent voice to the Academy and were cat- 
alysts for innovation and change. 
Our parents' organization, the Allies, tra- 
ditionally has been comprised primarily of 
mothers. Over the years they have provid- 
ed financial support for scholarships, 
championed curricular and co-curricular 

projects that have benefited students, and 
been outstanding ambassadors for the 
school as admissions greeters. 

GDA has long been blessed with a highly 
competent and loyal staff. Women have 
been mainstays of the administrative 
offices, the food services, and the build- 
ings and grounds crew. They have been 
pivotal behind-the-scenes contributors to 
the school's growth and enhancement. 
Their professionalism, commitment, 
friendship, and senses of humor have 
made a critical difference in the educa- 
tional experience of generations of stu- 

Finally, we pay tribute to those first class- 
es of females who blazed new trails, forc- 
ing the Academy to re-examine some of 
its assumptions and practices, while fun- 
damentally embracing and advancing the 
mission of GDA. They helped to make 
Governor Dummer a more inclusive and 
vibrant place. 

The "Year of Women" is an opportunity 
to celebrate the progress we have made as 
a school in the area of gender equality and 
understanding, to acknowledge that the 
journey remains unfinished, and to 
remember how much we owe to those who 
came before us. 

kX*H h-O.Q.^)^. 

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by Kristina Young '02 

As a child, I often 
heard my dad talk of 
the first time girls came 
to Governor Dummer 
Academy. It was in the fall of 1971 and my father was starting his junior year at 
GDA. As I listened to him tell the numerous stories about how this monumental step 
affected him, I could never understand the true significance of such a change. But 
now, 30 years after that autumn, as I take part in my last and final year at Governor 
Dummer, I understand why my father's stories are so important and how they not 

While the times and campus landscape have changed, the 
same spirit and determination that existed in those 
Governor Dummer pioneers still exists in the GDA girls 
of today and will persist with the GDA girls of the future. 

only affected the generation of students in his time but my generation as well. 

The effects of coeducation can be seen everywhere at GDA. Statistically, there 
are 369 students at GDA. Out of that number, 167 are girls and 202 are boys. That 
is not a huge difference, considering the fact that when girls first came to GDA there 
were only 26 girls out of about 230 students. But numbers are only numbers, and it is 
clear that the hands of coeducation reach far beyond the limits of a statistical num- 

I can speak on the topic of coeducation from the experience of having attend- 
ed both a single sex school and a coeducational school. When my family lived in 
Texas, I attended an all girl school for six years. As I was very young when I started 

this school, it seemed natural to me that 
girls and boys should be split up. I felt as if 
I was a part of something special. "Boys 
had their schools, and now we had ours," I 
often thought. I always volunteered to 
participate in class and I never had to 
worry about saying something stupid for 
fear that I might embarrass myself in front 
of my crush. 

The separation from boys never 
affected my schoolwork until my sixth 
grade year. This was the year that every- 
one at my school started becoming friends 
with the boys at a nearby all boys school. 
Because we couldn't see them at school 
everyday, my friends and I always spent 
hours on the phone each night talking to 
our new friends. I felt like I had to make 
up for the time I missed when I couldn't 
see them at school. My life revolved 
around that phone because we hadn't yet 
reached the stage where you could hang 
out with boys on the weekends unless 
someone was having a coed birthday party, 
which was very cutting edge amongst us 
sixth graders. 

Now that I think of all of this, it 

14 The Archon < Winter 2001-02 

sounds silly, but I have other reasons for 
favoring coed schools that have nothing 
to do with which boys I talked to. 

After my blossoming sixth grade year 
in Texas, my family moved to 
Massachusetts. Here, I was 
forced to go to a coed school 
because there were no single 
sex schools nearby. I was real- 
ly mad about this and I didn't 
know what to do. "A coed 
school," I said, but I can't 
interact with boys at school." 
I was used to separating work 
from socializing; I guess when 
you are 12 socializing with 
girls didn't really count. 

At my new coed school I was really 
quiet in class and I hated giving presenta- 
tions. Even after I got used to everyone 
and my new surroundings, I often chose to 
sit back and observe, rather than actively 
participate. Yet while I initially com- 
plained and blamed my shyness on the 
fact that being in class with boys made me 
nervous and self conscious, I can now see 
why coeducation is helpful and in some 
cases essential for preparing students for 
the "real" world. 

Because I hate generalizing, I can 
only explain why I think coeducation is a 
successful process, but I also acknowledge 
and understand that for some people sin- 
gle sex environments allow them to devel- 
op more successfully. Yet for some girls, 
especially those at my school in Texas, I 
can imagine the shock they might feel 
when they are taken from an all girl envi- 
ronment and thrown into an environment 
where girls and boys interact everyday on 
many different levels. 

My school in Texas started with pre- 

kindergarten and went all the way up to 
the twelfth grade, meaning some of the 
girls spend 14 years there. I would have 
been there for 12 years if we hadn't 
moved. That is a long time to be in the 

Governor Dummer wouldn't be 
the same school that it is today if 
those 26 girls never set foot on 
campus in the fall of 1971. They 
altered and impacted far more peo* 
pie than they will ever know. 

same environment, and it is not, unfortu- 
nately, an environment that represents an 
accurate view of the world. Single sex 
institutions can develop strong, young 
women that go out into the world to do 
great things. For others it creates adjust- 
ment problems. Personally, I had a hard 
time when I started going to a coed school 
simply because I was not used to interact- 
ing with boys in the classroom. I had no 
problem talking to them and making 
friends outside of school, but when I saw 
them at school everyday, it changed my 
views about many things. 

At the all girl school, I was full of 
confidence. I thought I knew everything, 
but as soon as I got in the classroom with 
boys I lost all of my confidence. I didn't 
think I was smart enough and I was afraid 
of speaking up and sounding stupid. Yet 
over time, I was able to develop and estab- 
lish myself with peers of both sexes. I 
never doubted myself when I was with the 
thousand other girls that attended my 
school in Texas, but I doubted myself 

when I was with 369 boys and girls togeth- 
er. My coeducational experience changed 

I know that in some cases single sex 
schools are very successful, but I also know 
that Governor Dummer wouldn't be the 
same school that it is today if those 26 
girls never set foot on campus in the fall 
of 1971. When they embarked on their 
own personal journeys and sacrificed 
certain comfort levels and privileges 
they might have experienced at other 
single sex or coeducational schools to 
change Governor Dummer; they also 
altered and impacted far more people 
than they will ever know. And I find 
that while the times and campus land- 
scape have changed, the same spirit and 
determination that existed in those 
Governor Dummer pioneers still exists in 
the GDA girls of today and will persist 
with the GDA girls of the future. We will 
continue to show everyone, both male 
and female, that bringing girls to this 
school was perhaps the best and most sig- 
nificant decision in the history of 
Governor Dummer Academy. 

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The First Generation 

By Kathleen Livermore 79 P'04 

Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 P'04 was one 
of the first females to graduate from 
Governor Dummer Academy and was the 
first alumna to send a child to GDA. Today 
Kathleen sits on the GDA Board of Trustees 
and Co-chairs the Year of Women 
Committee. On October 31 , 2001 she 
announced the year- long celebration "Year 
of Women" at Chapel with the following 

Thirty years ago, in the fall of 1971, 
Governor Dummer Academy went coed. 
A handful of day girls blazed trails by com- 
ing to Byfield that September and, in truly 
glorious ways, GDA hasn't been the same 

in the Alumni Gymnasium because it was 
feared that bending and stretching females 
in gym shorts would be too much of a dis- 
traction for the boys. In 1975, four years 
after we went co-ed, GDA was still 
bussing Dana Hall girls onto campus 
whenever we had a dance a "mixer" it was 
called then). GDA girls lined up on one 
side of the dining hall with the Dana Hall 
girls lined up on the other and GDA boys 
in the middle, did not make for the most 
relaxing social experience, in my opinion. 
In the early 70s, we had one sport to 
choose from each season, one all-purpose 
coach. We had no female classmates of 

Governor Dummer has changed more in the last thirty 
since 1763, and the women who came before you 

of women who attended Governor 
Dummer. All of you who are female are 
the second generation of GDA women 
and the real success of coeducation rests 
with you. 

In 1974 I sat in an Algebra I class- 
room over in Parsons and day after day I 
was the only female in the room. This past 
May, in 2001, as a trustee I sat in a meet- 
ing of the board over in the French 
Building and I was the only woman in the 

My generation is not going to see 
parity and equality at the highest levels of 
Governor Dummer. But your generation 
will, if you make it happen-if, as you 

years than in any other time 
have stories to tell. 

This week we are launching a year 
long celebration to honor thirty years of 
coeducation at GDA. We are calling this 
celebration "The Year of Women." 

Female graduates will be invited to 
come back to visit GDA. We will have 
guest speakers and panel discussions, a 
performing arts evening and a few dinner 
parties. Through a great deal of the festiv- 
ities you will probably be wondering what 
all this has to do with you and the GDA 
you know. It has to do with you in two 
very important ways. 

First, this celebration of GDA 
women is about our history. Governor 
Dummer has changed more in the last 
thirty years than in any other time since 
1763, and the women who came before 
you have stories to tell. For instance, back 
in 1971, the girls, all of them, were 
brought into this chapel for P.E. class. 
They were not allowed to do calisthenics 

You have a legend in your midst and 
most of you don't even realize it. Elaine 
White was the first woman ever named 
department chair at Governor Dummer 

Try to listen to the stories this year; 
try to gain a sense of our history and an 
appreciation for just how far we have 

The second reason this year's cele- 
bration applies to you and the GDA you 
know is because the work of coeducation 
is not finished. This is the part where if 
you are male you can stay asleep, but if you 
have ovaries, I need you to listen. 

Why celebrate "thirty years of 
women?" Thirty isn't a quarter century or 
a half century. What is it? 

It is a generation. Thirty years is an 
entire generation. 

At least two of you are the daughters 

emerge into adult womanhood you remain 
committed to Governor Dummer 
Academy. If you come back to GDA as 
alumnae, give of your energy, stay in touch 
with your classmates; if you become class 
agents and class secretaries and distin- 
guished donors to the school. If, with your 
time and talent and professional skills, you 
make yourself visible candidates for the 

Coeducation will have truly arrived 
in Byfield when the Board of Trustees no 
longer looks like the Governor Dummer 
of 1971 but, rather, like the Governor 
Dummer you know. 

My generation of women is depend- 
ing upon you to take GDA into the 21st 
century. The first thirty years of GDA 
women blazed the trails to the base camp, 
but you GDA women get to conquer the 


16 The Archon < Winter 2001-02 

Goddess Speed! 



By Elizabeth A. RuhlM.Ed. 
Director of Counseling, Department 
of History 

Over the past 1 8 years I have had the 
great privilege of being a part of a very his- 
toric and very unique institution. I have 
also had the good fortune to be a part of 
the world at- large, a woman who graduat- 
ed from high school in the early 1970s, 
and who has been a witness and a partici- 
pant in the evolving discussion and 
activism that surrounds the changing roles 
of women in America. 

In 1984, during my inaugural year at 
Governor Dummer, the school was still in 
the throes of change. Thirteen years had 
passed since the initial matriculation of 
women at GDA, but historic institutions 
can be the harbingers of methodical and 
often reactive alteration. When I was 
offered this job, I was not cognizant of the 
fact that I would be the only female mem- 
ber of the History Department, and that 
this would remain true for the first few 
years. My professional experience, prior to 
coming to GDA, was such that I was near- 
ly always the minority with respect to gen- 
der- therefore the situation neither con- 
cerned me nor provided any reason to not 
fully invest myself in the collegiality of my 
department. Dave Williams, the depart- 
ment chairman hired me and for many 
years mentored me with aplomb. To this 
day he remains a dear and trusted friend. 
Dave, along with Bill Sperry, accepted me, 
respected me, and never once treated me 
as anything less than an equal. More than 
anything, they provided a safe environ- 
ment in which to engage in any number of 
dialogues about any number of topics, 
including gender issues. Being historians, 
they understood the nature of change and 
also recognized that resistance to change 
would never benefit the institution and 

certainly would never serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student body. 

The culture of the mid-1980s was focused on the rhetoric of equality but very sel- 
dom the practice of gender equity. More often than not the media expounded upon the 
past triumphs of women but ignored the historic and underlying causes of continued 
oppression. The fundamental message of feminism, which is to win for women a wider 
range of opportunities and experiences, became lost in the economic prosperity that was 
celebrated toward the end of that decade. 

As Governor Dummer Academy began to admit an increasing number of female 
students, therefore increasing the need to focus on how to best serve this population, the 
American media was lulling us into the belief that the women's movement had met 
their goals. Women throughout America, they told us, had 'made it.' The fight for equal- 
ity had been won, feminism was dead, and so many doors had been kicked open by 
women that they no longer even needed an Equal Rights Amendment. 

I heard these messages and carefully followed the media portrayal of women in 
America. Yet what I heard young women saying in the classroom every day and in the 
Counseling Office did not measure up to the picture painted by the publications to 
which they were all being exposed. In fact, what they were hearing was that they were 
equal now, so stop complaining. 

Around this time, as I was witnessing an increasing amount of angst, a publication 
appeared that was both inspirational and motivational. Ten years ago, when GDA was 
celebrating 20 years of the matriculation of women, Susan Faludi had just authored her 
landmark best seller called Backlash. Her thesis focused on what she termed "the unde- 
clared war against American women." In her first chapter titled "Blame it on Feminism" 
she began to chronicle what she perceived to be the ebb and flow of anti-feminist activ- 
ity in American history. Backlash occurred when any minority group was perceived to 
make strides that improved their condition. At the point of progress, the dominant cul- 
ture would then launch a campaign of negativity, often blaming the ills of society on the 
group striving for equality. In the late 1980s and early 1990s this was happening to the 
women's movement, and while many young women at GDA were most likely not aware 
of the political and psychological propaganda, they were feeling like victims of a very 
profound cultural message. 

Throughout my education I have known that American history has been largely 
written by white males. Yet we all know that one of the things that makes this country 
so uniquely wonderful is the wealth of perspective contributed by so many different 
groups. As a History Department, we owed our students a wider perspective and a broad- 

The Archon « Winter 2001-02 17 






er base of knowledge from which to under- 
stand their own experiences. In Dave 
Williams, I found the heart of a feminist: 
he supported the inception of a course 
called Feminine Perspectives in American 
History to be taught in alternate years. 

Today the course has evolved as 
Women's Issues in American History and 
is taught yearly. The goal is to explore the 
changing roles of women in America, the 
emergence of the women's rights move- 
ment, and the examination of the state of 
equality for women as it does or does not 

idea that women are full members of soci- 
ety. What I have always embraced about 
Governor Dummer is that it consistently 
provides a safe atmosphere in which to 
examine our policies and practices. We 
are not afraid to examine the philosophy 
behind our practices and address our 

If you believe the words of Mary 
Pipher in her 1994 book Reviving 
Ophelia, "girls come of age in a misogynist 
culture in which men have most political 
and economic power." If, as she says, we 
continue to live in a 

My hope is that female graduates culture where § irls find 

- _^ _^ a ♦ 1 1 » . i . it necessary to split into 

Ot GDA Will aSSlSt US 111 thlS true and false selves, 

mission by assuming large roles then we as educators 

and counselors have 

in our greater community* OU r work cut out for us 

From my perspective as 

exist today. More often than not, the stu- a faculty member and as the Director of 

dents find that the personal is, indeed, still Counseling, young women have evolved 

political. during my 18 years at GDA. This evolu- 

Unlike most experiences for women tion has been painful and slow, not neces- 
at GDA, in this course they find their gen- sarily because of the ethos of this school, 
der to be the majority. Men do take the but rather because of the backlash pro- 
course and I am thrilled because they tell duced by American society as a whole. 
me that they gain a true appreciation for Young women are constantly bombarded 
what it feels like to be a minority, some- by the mixed messages of popular culture 
thing still not often experienced by white and it is our responsibility as educators 
males in this culture. They gain an under- and counselors to recognize and challenge 
standing of the risk of losing one's voice by these messages. On the first day of the 
virtue of being a minority and the empow- Women's Issues class I ask the students 
erment that can come from embracing sol- how many of them would consider them- 
idarity. In many ways, all students develop selves feminists. A few timidly raise their 
an appreciation for what it must have hands, even fewer boldly proclaim them- 
been like for the first young women at selves feminists The rest ask me what I 
GDA. mean by that term. By the end of the 

And what of the state of young course, the question is repeated and all 
women at GDA today? They have their hands are raised. When, on that first day, 
own voice, it is strong, and the most accu- the majority can raise their hands, thus 
rate assessment would be gained by con- signaling a belief in advocating for 
suiting them. While women at GDA have women's rights and interests and equality 
made great strides, true equality at any for all, I will know that backlash has loos- 
institution will not be a reality until the ened its grip, 
greater society embraces and practices the Our mission is clear. We, as faculty 

18 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

members, must constantly challenge the 
status quo. We must remember that to 
become complacent and out of touch with 
the current and persistent political and 
psychological messages given to women is 
to accept an unhealthy societal norm. As 
female faculty members we have an espe- 
cially important task, to model appropri- 
ate roles that encourage women to have 
their voice. Young women must accept 
themselves as they are and not fall victim 
to what Carol Gilligan and Lyn Mikel 
Brown refer to as the "tyranny of kind and 
nice." We must encourage young women 
to stay faithful to their true "selves." 

My hope is that female graduates of 
GDA will assist us in this mission by 
assuming large roles in our greater com- 
munity. Their perspective is crucial and all 
of us will benefit from the lessons learned 
and the sage wisdom of those who have 
blazed the trail. My personal commitment 
is to continue to educate young women to 
value their personal health, intellectual 
lives, and psychological well being, and 
not make sacrifices in these areas in order 
to attain a cultural norm that puts them at 
constant risk. 

GDA has provided me with innu- 
merable experiences and allowed me to 
know students and adults who will be a 
part of my life forever. I owe all of you a 
tremendous debt of gratitude and thank 
you for accompanying me on my own per- 
sonal and political journey. The experi- 
ences of women at GDA will continue to 
be fluid and the institution will continue 
to provide a forum for discussion and 
implementation. Many years ago Dave 
Williams gave me a book called The 
Chalice and the Blade, a book that 
impacts and influences my teaching to 
this day. He inscribed it with the following 
words: "This is just grist for your mill, a 
renewal. Keep the battle going - the girls 
need you." No clearer directive could have 
been given, neither then nor now. 

lp£3*SiJl \r^\\ o 

Stephanie Hill and her husband Roger 


New Ground 

by Stephanie Hill '83 

Stephanie Hill graduated from Governor 
Dummer Academy in 1 983 . She was the first 
African American female to graduate from 
the Academy, helping to open the doors and 
lead the way for many young women to fol- 
low. Today Stephanie lives in Inglewood, CA 
with her husband Roger and their four chil- 
dren Sakae Elyse (13), Roger Bryant II 
(four) , Paige Tyler (three) , and Aaron Jacob 
(two). She is a public safety inspector for the 
city of Los Angeles, ensuring public safety on 
public rights of ways. She has also turned her 
cake decorating and catering talents into a 
successful business operation, Divine 
Decadence . 

From the very urban Los Angeles, 
California to the rural setting of Byfield, 
Massachusetts, my arrival at Governor 
Dummer Academy was truly like a dream. 
Although I had seen pictures and read lit- 
erature about GDA, I was in no way pre- 

pared for the scene that 
awaited me on the campus. 
There were trees of various 
sizes and colors and cottages 
sparsely placed on ample 
stretches of land. As our 
van approached the admin- 
istrative building, my atten- 
tion was drawn to the Little 
Red School House and my 
future home, Moody House. 
I was breathless. 

Michael Moonves was 
the first to greet me. I had 
met him in Los Angeles and 
it was reassuring to see him. 
He made me feel secure in 
my new surroundings. His 
warm manner and soothing 
voice were actually the rea- 
son I selected GDA over 
other equally acclaimed 
schools in the area. 
Anticipating my nervous- 
ness, he addressed me by my 
nickname (which I refuse to 
disclose) and gave me a tour 
of the campus. He introduced me to vari- 
ous students and my dorm masters, Mr. 

and Mrs. Moore, 
who would 

become my surro- 
gate parents. The 
adjustment was 
challenging at 
first, being away 
from my family 
and friends, but I 
became apart of 
the GDA family. 
In the 

course of my studies, I learned one of the 
keys to success in school or life was to be 
organized and have proper time manage- 
ment skills. Although I had always been 
advanced in my studies, I always had my 
mother there to ensure that I completed 
my assignments. The classes at GDA were 

Daughter, Sakae Elyse 

Children: Bryant II, Paige Tyler, 
Aaron Jacob 

far more rigorous than the ones I had pre- 
viously been exposed to and required a dif- 
ferent level of commitment. But, GDA 
was not all work. I remember fondly the 
Thursday night vocabulary sessions with 
Mr. Mechum (The Red Terror) that made 
learning exciting. There were also reli- 
g i o u s 
retreats, folk 
trips, and 
skiing- all of 
which kept 
the students 
ly, spiritual- 
ly, and recre- 

sports, that 

was truly a new experience. I had never 
participated in sports nor had I the desire. 
I recall my first day at GDA, a student 
asked, "Are you here on an athletic schol- 
arship?" I quickly replied, "I don't do 
sports," only to find that everyone at 
GDA did sports. The joke was on me until 
I realized managing football was consid- 
ered a sport. The treat was all mine. 

My GDA experience was also prepa- 
ration for life. I was exposed to people 
from various economic and cultural back- 
grounds and learned to appreciate each 
individual for who they were. I made 
friends from all over the world, including 
some from my own hometown. Many of 
these people are still a part of my life. 

I am proud to say that I am a part of 
GDA's history by being the first Black 
woman to graduate from such a prestigious 
academy. I am pleased that my positive 
representation may have led the way for 
other financially disadvantaged but aca- 
demically capable individuals to attend 
our school. 

The Archon < Winter 2001-02 19 




A Strong Voice Rises 

Jackie Downing '98 

This past June Jackie Donning '98 and 
five, other Oberlin students made national 
news when they defended themselves in a US 
Superior Court against charges of unlawful 
entry. The six had been arrested after chain- 
ing themselves to a pillar inside a conference 
room at the National Guard Memorial 
Museum to protest the United States govern- 
ment's military support of Central & South 
American regimens . Although Jackie and the 

ories of the time you spent at QDA? 
What about the environment did you find 
particularly challenging or rewarding? 

I always had a love-hate relationship 
with Governor Dummer. On the one 
hand, I greatly appreciated the many ded- 
icated teachers that I had, the quality of 
education, and the refuge from home. On 
the other hand, I never really fit in, social- 
ly or politically. My background, beliefs 

Jackie Downing speaking at the School of the Americas Watch Rally, April 2001 

other students were found guilty and charged 
with a $75 dollar fine, they were pleased with 
the attention their movement received. They 
remain committed to nonviolent opposition to 
America's military aid to right wing Latin 
American governments. 

This fall I had the opportunity to sit 
down with Jackie, who is in her senior year at 
Oberlin, and talk about her political and 
social interests as well as her experiences here 
at CD A. 

Would you share with us your mem- 

and ideals often clashed with those of my 
classmates and the traditions of the 
Academy. Governor Dummer could be 
challenging if you didn't fit the upper- 
middle class, heterosexual, apolitical, ath- 
letic mold that it was designed to accom- 
modate - and I didn't. On top of not fit- 
ting in, I was coping with some serious 
family problems. Like a number of my 
female classmates, the coping methods I 
chose can be summed up by the phrase, 
eating disorder. 

My own issues with food, hatred of 

my own body, and developing friendships 
with people who had been sexually 
assaulted served to politicize me about the 
plight of women in American society. I 
first began to actively talk about these 
issues my sophomore year when I joined 
the cast of Hitting Home, a traveling play 
about date rape and domestic violence. I 
also started listening to Ani Difranco that 
year and her music had a profound influ- 
ence on the person I became. 

Questioning my sexuality and sup- 
porting friends who were questioning 
theirs, I began a path of self-education in 
women's and gay issues. Complementing 
my own personal experience, I learned the 
hard facts about the effects of homophobia 
and sexism in our society. 

Listening to Ani night and day in my 
dorm room, I slowly gained the courage to 
speak out when I encountered prejudice or 
injustice. Speaking out was highly 
"uncool" in the macho pop culture shared 
by most of my classmates, and the more I 
spoke up the less I fit in. Most of my 
teachers were supportive of my strong 
beliefs and willingness to talk about them, 
but some definitely wished I would hurry 
up and graduate. My personal battles with 
food and family meant that I didn't always 
speak up in the most constructive ways. 1 
was often depressed or just really angry, 
and of course at times, these emotions 
clouded my ability to communicate effec- 
tively and be heard. 

Things improved significantly my 
final year at Governor Dummer when I 
just quit going home altogether. Doc 
Bradley and the Southams (now at 
Exeter) more or less adopted me. During 
my senior year, with the help of then- 

20 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

headmaster Peter Bragdon and Janet 
Epstein from the Health Center, I started 
the school's first Gay-Straight Alliance. 
With the school's support, my classmates 
became much more receptive and tolerant 
of my ideas. I left Governor Dummer feel- 
ing that if a successful gay-straight alliance 
could be formed at a fairly conservative 
New England boarding school, change in 
the world was possible. 

It seems that from early on in your 
life you have assumed leadership posi' 
tions. Did QDA foster those ambitions? 

My experience becoming a leader at 
GDA included encountering both chal- 
lenging obstacles and loving support. This 
is why I describe my four years there as 
love-hate. 1 developed a very close rela- 
tionship with my advisor, Doc Bradley, 
His support, as well as that from the 
Southams, Liz Ruhl and Bill Quigley, 
helped me to find my voice. They encour- 
aged me to be myself, ensuring that I grew 
strong and did not give up. They each fos- 
tered my desire to change the world. 

I found my role-models outside of 
GDA in outspoken feminists like Ani 
Difranco and gay-rights leaders like Kevin 
Jennings. Their example inspired me to 
become a leader myself, and the loving 
support of people like Doc made it possi- 







! ''-'-'>*j 

I understand that you are a Bonner 
Scholar. Tell me a little about the 
Bonner Scholar program. 

I am very fortunate to be a Bonner 
Scholar. The Bonner Scholar Program is a 
service-learning scholarship for low- 
income students committed to doing com- 
munity service during their four years at 
Oberlin. Bonner Scholars receive a small 
weekly stipend, a book stipend, and assis- 
tance during the summer in exchange for 
doing a minimum of ten hours of commu- 
nity service each week. This program has 
allowed me to engage in community 
organizing work that I find fulfilling, 
rather than working in the school cafete- 
ria of other conventional on-campus jobs. 

Jackie Downing, Kate Loewe and Rourke Winder (son of 

Jeff Winder, SOA Watch Director) at anti-war, 

anti-racism protest.Washington DC, September 2001 







The program links service with 
education. Why do you think that link is 

The Bonner Program at Oberlin is 
run through the Center for Service and 
Learning, an organization whose mission 

dents develop both an understanding of 
how their service impacts the community 
and a vision for how that service work can 
be most effective. In other words, service- 
learning encourages students to make 
their service work part of a larger cam- 

Unloading food from boat to truck in Columbia, August 2001 as part of International Cravan For Life in South Bolivar. 

is to encourage students to link their aca- 
demic course work with their service proj- 
ects. Not all students take full advantage 
of this, but I have truly benefited from the 
links that I have been able to make. Since 
my sophomore year, I have done private 
studies with various sociology, politics, 
and Latin American studies professors in 
social justice activism. Working with 
these teachers, I have read and discussed 
numerous books on political activism, 
nonviolence and Latin American society. 
My professors have helped me to relate 
what I learn in the classroom and books to 
the activism I do outside of the classroom. 
This link between service and learning 
has helped me to constantly reflect on and 
improve my work in the community. 

I think the service-learning model is 
important because it helps ensure that stu- 

paign to change the world, rather than a 
band-aid project that doesn't actually 
challenge the status quo. 

Tell me about what you are 
doing now. 

I am majoring in Latin American 
History at Oberlin. I am an A-student and 
consider myself a full-time activist. I teach 
nonviolence workshops throughout Ohio 
that empower people to think critically 
about systems of violence in our own soci- 
ety, such as poverty, sexism, racism, and 
homophobia, as well as how we can work 
to change these systems of oppression in a 
peaceful, nonviolent way. 

My interest in Latin America and 
United States foreign policy began my 
first year at Oberlin when I viewed a doc- 
umentary about the U.S. Army School of 

the Americas (SOA). Like most 
Americans, I was oblivious to the fact that 
there exists a U.S. tax-payer funded mili- 
tary school for Latin American para mili- 
tary groups right in our own backyard in 
Columbus, GA. Since watching the docu- 
mentary about the SOA and the tens of 
thousands of lives its graduates have 
claimed throughout Latin America, I have 
worked to educate myself and others about 
the school and the larger foreign policy 
goals of which it is a part. 

My interest in the role of private 
corporations in Latin America has led me 
to Colombia twice, for two weeks last 
January and for one month this summer. 
This interest has also compelled me to 
protest on many occasions and even 
earned me a night in jail and three days in 
court defending myself in Washington, 
DC this past summer. In April in 2000, 1 
was invited to join the national leadership 
of School of the Americas Watch, an 
organization dedicated to closing the 
SOA. I have been an active member of 
the national advisory group, helping to 
organizing lobbying efforts and mass non- 
violent mobilizations, ever since. 

How has your education benefited 
you as a social activist? 

Many of my teachers, including my 
advisor and Latin American History pro- 
fessor Steven Volk, are also activists. I also 
gained valuable experience as a student at 
two activist training camps with the 
Ruckus Society. Working with them has 
helped me learn how to be a more effec- 
tive activist. I have taken classes on web 
page creation, a very useful skill for 
activists seeking to educate people around 
the country and world. This past summer 
I helped to develop web pages for the 
School of Americas Watch in 
Washington, DC. You can see some of my 
work and learn about the SOA at 

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Jackie and friends in Columbia 

At least half of what I have learned in my three and a half years at 
Oberlin has been outside of the classroom. Working with community organi- 
zations and the national leadership of SOA Watch and the Colombia Support 
Network has taught me a great deal. I have learned how to work with the 
media, how to fundraise, and how to organize trips, protests and other events. 

I believe that the goal of all educational institutions and programs should 
be to teach students to be responsible and compassionate citizens and empow- 
er them to effectively fight injustice and work to strengthen democracy and 
human rights. I feel very grateful that the education I have received has 
empowered me to be an advocate for change and equipped me with the skill to 
make change possible. 

You have traveled extensively on behalf of your beliefs. Has your gen- 
der helped or hindered you as you pursue these causes. 

Despite good intentions and sincere commitment, social justice move- 
ments are touched by While I have found the School of the Americas Watch 
movement to be tremendously empowering towards all young people, I have 
occasionally encountered some male organizers and activists who do not 
respect young women in leadership positions. These interactions are part of 
what has compelled me to begin to broaden the focus of my nonviolence train- 
ings from discussing violence within the context of protests, to looking criti- 
cally at the violence women, people of color, and gay people face every day 
and, in particular, within our movements. 

What are your post graduate plans? 

Well I never intend to "grow up" and mature to the point where I give up 
my ideals and my passion for social justice - but I do plan to graduate this May. 
Sometime in the summer or fall after I graduate, I will begin working in the 
SOA Watch national office in Washington. I plan to do this for a year or two. 
Then I hope to live in Latin America, perhaps in Colombia, doing accompa- 
niment work in areas where the presence of international people saves lives. 
Eventually I might find my way back to academia, but only for as long as it 
takes to get a law degree. I intend to always be a full time activist working to 
sew seeds for change. 

January 4, 2002 
Celebrating The Arts 

An evening to showcase the talents of women from 
the GDA community in the performing arts center. 

February 2, 2002 
Alumnae Roundtables 

• Investing Your Money & Estate Planning 

• Learning Issues 

• Health and Wellness 

• Female Faculty of Yesterday and Today 

March 6, 2002 
Day Without Walls 

A day for the GDA community to learn together 
outside the traditional classroom about "Gender 

• Roundtable Discussion 

An opportunity for Alumnae and current female 
students to share their GDA experiences . 

April 16, 2002 
Spirituality Speaker Series 

• Paula Lawrence Weymueller 

May 9, 2002 
Vagina Monologues 

The sensational Broadway hit at the new perform- 
ing arts center. 

• Reception for GDA Alumnae and their guests 

May 10 and 11, 2002 
Vagina Monologues 

June 7, 2002 

• Keynote Speaker, Janet Brown, Co-Chair 
Commission on Presidential Debates 

June 14,15 and 16, 2002 

• Panel Discussion 
"Women Today At GDA" 

alumni/ae news 

Fighting Back 

Jim Knott at Riverdale Mills Corpotation 

A first hand account of 1 947 alumnus Jim 
Knott's ongoing battle with a federal bureau- 
cracy to protect his good name and to help 
others in similar predicaments. By his friend, 
fellow GDA classmate and attorney, Henry 
Dunker. (Edited by Maureen Twombly) 

In 1979 Jim Knott founded the 
Riverdale Mills Corporation, a manufac- 
turing plant that produces Aquamesh, a 
plastic coated, welded steel wire mesh he 
invented for the construction of lobster 
and crab traps, fish farming pens and ero- 
sion control. He established the plant in 
an abandoned, run down, granite and red 
brick paper mill located behind an old 
dam on the Blackstone River in the 
Riverdale village of Northbridge, MA. 
Investing his own money, Jim carefully 
resorted the mill and by December 1980, 
the first mesh manufactured at the mill 
had been shipped. In just twenty years the 
company has grown to become the town's 
largest employer with sales of over 

24 The Archon h Winter 2001-02 


While Knott's 
wire mesh invention 
has helped him gain 
recognition within 
the fishing industry, 
he has recently 
received national 
attention for his 
ongoing battle with 
federal prosecutors 
and the Environ-mental Protection 
Agency. His struggle, which was recently 
highlighted in a 60 Minutes investigation, 
has called into question the investigation 
procedures of the EPA and has cast Knott 
into the role of spokesman for small busi- 
ness owners and manufacturers through- 
out the country. 

Just over four years ago, a team of 
armed EPA investigators stormed 
Riverdale Mills with a search and seizure 
warrant. During the search of the facility, 
the plant's wastewater was tested for acid- 
ity, files and documents were seized and 
his employees were interrogated, video- 
taped, photographed and, in some cases, 
threatened with arrest. 

This was the second time the EPA 
conducted a search of Riverdale Mills. 
The first occurred one month earlier when 
EPA officials appeared unannounced and 
without a search warrant at the Riverdale 
facility. Knott had granted their request to 

tour the facility and test the wastewater 
under the condition that Riverdale 
employees accompany them at all times. 

Almost one year later Knott and 
Riverdale Mills were indicted on charges 
of violating the Clean Water Act for 
allegedly pumping acidic water into Town 
of Northbridge 's sewer system. If convict- 
ed, the charges threatened a $500,000 fine 
and a six-year prison term for Knott and a 
$1,000,000 fine for Riverdale. 

From the outset, Jim was determined 
to fight back. At his arraignment and bail 
hearing, he and Riverdale pled not guilty. 
He was certain of his and Riverdale's 
innocence and would not possibly allow 
their good names to be blackened. 

With the help of his attorney, Knott 
began examining the government's case 
against him and preparing a defense. In 
reviewing the government's findings he 
and attorney noticed that test results from 
the first search included a reading of 
"seven" that appeared to have been writ- 
ten over to look like a "four, a level too 
acidic to be discharged in the public sewer 
system. Five is the minimum level permit- 
ted by EPA standards- anything below a 
five is illegal. The reading in question was 
the only direct evidence of a prohibited 
discharge into the public sewer system the 
government had obtained. None of the 
other readings from the water entering the 
public system fell below the EPA's stan- 

Knott hired a former FBI handwrit- 
ing expert to examine the test results. The 
expert supported Knott's claim, noting 
that the documents "revealed alterations, 
overwriting of numerals and letters and 
strikeovers without proper initials for cor- 
rections," and that "a numeral having a 
formation similar to a seven in the notes 
was changed to a numeral four." 

Knott further challenged the results 
of the first search citing that they were the 
result of an illegal search and seizure. 

that EPA agent Stephen Creaven failed to 
include test results from the second search 
that indicated the water entering the 
town's sewer system met all EPA stan- 

This revelation, coupled with the 
tampered test results and the overly 
aggressive search of Riverdale and its 
employees, prompted Knott to file a Hyde 
Amendment complaint against the EPA 
seeking an award of attorney's fees and 
other litigation expenses. He also filed a 

Jim Knott appears before a House subpanel in Washington, DC 

United States District Court Judge 
Nathaniel Gorton agreed. Without a war- 
rant, the initial search of Riverdale com- 
pany was a violation of the First 
Amendment and could not be used as evi- 

The elimination of those test results 
weakened the government's case and they 
decided to withdraw the charges against 
Knott and his company before going to 

After the government withdrew its 
case, it was revealed that crucial evidence 
was withheld from Knott and his attor- 
ney- evidence that would have been crit- 
ical to Knott and Riverdale's defense had 
the case gone to trial. It was discovered 

civil suit seeking the recovery of losses he 
and Riverdale had incurred as a result of 
the prosecution and, further, to hold the 
EPA personnel accountable for their egre- 
gious actions. 

The judge presiding over the Hyde 
Amendment complaint found in favor of 
Knott and awarded him and Riverdale 
$68,726. The ruling noted that the gov- 
ernment "did not. . . have any credible evi- 
dence to support" its prosecution, and the 
samples taken indicate "that Riverdale 
was not in violation of the Clean Water 
Act." The judge also made reference to 
the alterations in recorded sample read- 
ings citing that "the EPA's collection of 
evidence in support of the government's 
charges is suspect." 

The government, however, appealed 
the decision and the United States Court 
of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, 
MA overturned the ruling this past July. 
Knott and Riverdale are in the process of 
appealing the Court of Appeals' decision 
to the Supreme Court. 

Knott also faced a setback in his civil 
suit earlier this year when the court ruled 
in direct contrast to the district court 
judge who awarded Knott and Riverdale 
the $68,726. The court found that there 
was credible evidence to support an 

Although discouraging, the 
recent court decisions have not 
deterred Knott. He continues to speak 
out against bureaucratic investigative 
and prosecutorial procedures. He has 
testifyed before a Congressional 
Committee, and shared his story with 
60 Minutes news correspondent Carol 
Martin as well as other local media 
and reporters. Knott is proud of his 
environmental and safety record-he 
earned a Governor's Award for 
Outstanding Achievement in Toxic 
Use Reduction in 1999 and spends 
$14,000 annually on safety, training 
and compliance. But, Knott finds that 
governmental inspections are often 
"confrontational and intimidating rather 
than helpful and cooperative, resulting in 
frivolous and unfounded citations, fines 
and an excessive paper work burden." 

When asked why he continues with 
his case against the government he 
replies, "To do so would be absolutely 
wrong. ... I think it would be a crime for 
me to stop and allow those people to do to 
others what they attempted to do to me." 

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This past April Bennett Beach '67 competed in his 35th 
Boston Marathon. He is second only to Johnny Kelly who, 
with 58 completions, holds the record for most completions 
of the Boston Marathon. The following is an excerpt from 
a Boston Globe article written just days before Beach was 
to cross the finish line for an amazing 25th time. 

On Boston's 
They Are on 
a Run 

By Tony Chamberlain, Boston Globe Staff Writer 

Reprinted with permission from The Boston Globe, Boston, MA 

April 16, 2001 

iennett Beach 

51, can scarcely remember 
the college days when he ran 
the Boston Marathon as a 
member of the Kisco Kiwis, 
a mythological running club 

gang of table hockey players 
in Quincy House, his dorm at Harvard. 

He has a little trouble with his knee these days, 
and after the Cherry Blossom race in Washington D.C. 
last Sunday, his Achilles' felt a little sore. 

But he has little doubt that, with a bit of luck 
onday, he'll cross the finish line for the 34th consec- 
utive time in the Boston Marathon. "Some people just 
have a one-track mind, and I'm one of them," said 
Beach, editor of the Wildlife Society Journal, a job that 

relocated him to Bethesda, Md., where he lives with his wife, 
Carol, and three children. "I'm loyal to the old school, and I like 
to hang onto things." 

Beach is No. 2 on one of the most exclusive Boston 
Marathon lists - the "streakers" - runners with the most consecu- 
tive Bostons under their belts. The list includes Neil Weygandt, 
who at 54 will run his 35 th straight this year. And Carlton 
Mendell, 79, from Portland, Maine, will try to notch consecutive 
finish No. 24. 

Of the 10,000 runners who gallop and gasp from Hopkinton 
to Boston, only 16 will have finished at least 25 consecutive runs 
by Monday night. Johnny Kelley started 61 and finished 58 Boston 
runs. He completed 24 straight from 1969-92. 

But only two runners have reached 30 straight, and Beach is 
one of them. 

Records appeal to him. Beach may be the only T rider in his- 
tory to board the first train in the morning and ride all day until 
the last train at night, fueled only by a box of Cap'n Crunch cere- 

The story of his MBTA marathon appeared in the Harvard 
Crimson, of which he was a sports editor known to fill his entire 
section with his own stories, written under bylines of his name 
translated into various languages. "There are so many reasons to 
keep coming back to Boston," said Beach. "I just love the city, and 
I still have many friends around. It's a great experience just to do 
it. I'm not fast. I just go out and put one foot in front of the other." 

Beach remembers when he got the marathon bug, and it 
works out of his theory that if an athlete could do anything else - 
such as shoot baskets or hit a baseball - he wouldn't be running. 

"1 got cut from the JV baseball team after all my friends had 
gotten big and strong," he said. "So I was looking around for some- 
thing else." One day as he was watching runners from a window in 
bad weather, it came to him. "I thought that is the craziest thing I 
could imagine, so I resolved to do it." 

Never fast, Beach said the only occasion he took his finish- 
ing time seriously is when the Crimson newspaper team was run- 
ning against the Yale Daily News, though he seems to remember 
Yale never showed up. And little by little, a streak was taking 
shape, though it was nearly broken in 1971, Beach's fourth year 
running Boston. He had severe knee problems that year and could- 
n't train. Beach almost pulled out before deciding to at least get to 
Hopkinton for the start. 

His plan, as the pain kicked up early, was to drop out and ride 
the straggler bus to Boston, but because the bus was late, Beach 
worked out the pain and got himself started again, running all the 
way to the finish. "I just kept going and the injury went away," he 
said. "That's the only time I came close to not finishing." 


class notes 


Harold H. Audci ' 58 
51 1 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove t CA 93950-3705 

(831) 373-5652 

Email: audet373@yahoo.cmn 

The last six months have been a bit 
rough for me, as in June I had a total knee 
replacement. The surgery was not painful 
but the rehab is. I'm still on it and expect 
to have to keep it up for at least another 
six months. It makes me wonder how long 
we can keep together as a separate group. 
Some members have suggested that all 
classes prior to WWII should be grouped 
together. If any of you have any sugges- 
tions send them along. 

Warren Lane'27 continues to keep 

W. Dana Jones '37 

busy with volunteer work. In his note he 
asked for a list of the active graduates from 
the classes prior to 1930. If any of the Old 
Guard desires similar information, send 
me a note and I'll send the data to you. 

Jim Whittlesey '34 is still in the 
active practice of Labor Law. He has three 
trials that will come up in the last quarter 
of 2001. 

"I'm still alive and hanging in there," 
is the way John Bemben '35 describes his 
life. He comments that very few of his 
classmates are still active. I agree that age 
is getting to be a real problem and I won- 
der how much longer I can think of tall 
tales for the class letter. 

Marshall Clinard '28 is now living 
in Santa Fe and travels a lot. We have 
both been on a number of Elder Hostel 
programs and found them very enjoyable. 
His last big trips were to Central and 
South America. The 11th edition of his 
text Sociology of Deviant Behavior, came 
out recently. He says that the first edition 
was published in 1957. If any of you are 
passing through Santa Fe, look him up. 
His home is very near the Plaza. 

Another new grandchild is reported 
by Seth Baker '34. He didn't tell me how 
many he has, but he says that some of 
them are old enough to be playing foot- 

Dudley Follansbee '36 is still "hang- 
ing in there." His version of "hanging in" 
includes tennis in the good weather, ski- 
ing in the winter and sailing the family 
yawl in the Gulf of Maine. We both grew 
up in Newburyport and remember the 
days when the bootleggers were active. At 
that time you could buy wine bricks in 
stores near Market Square. The bricks 
were mixed with water and yeast and then 
allowed to ferment. I assume that the 
quality of wine they made was not as 
important as the strength of the alcohol 
they produced. 

Chuck Somereby '37 reports that 
all is quiet in the southern outpost of 
Milton, FL. He is not part of the Yankee 
Army of Occupation, as he has retired 
from the Naval Reserve after 36 years of 
service. I wonder how many of our group 

stayed in the Reserve Forces after WWII? 
Ben Busch '38 is experiencing phys- 
ical problems and is now in a nursing 
home. It seems as if every month I receive 
a note telling that another one of my 
classmates is under full time care. 

Donald W. Stockivcll 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

Donald Stockwell writes, "As men- 
tioned in my class letter, Phil Simpson, 
myself and our wives attended another 
GDA reunion this past June and, as 
always, it was a great get together. 
Although only two of us represented the 
Class of '39 these reunions are a great way 
to see the familiar faces of grads both 
before and after our time. In fact we also 
made new acquaintances, one of whom 
was Tom Nathan and his wife, Louise, 
from the Class of '36. We just wish more of 
you would come to enjoy the hospitality 
and friendship GDA has to offer." 

Chuck Goodrich enjoys Dave 
Ellbogen's company for lunch and they 
consider themselves lucky to have had 
Mac Murphy as their "father" far from 
home at Peirce Hall. Mac certainly was a 
beloved master during our time. Chuck 
lost hope for the Cubs and White Sox. We 
know how he feels because most of us New 
Englanders have had to endure the Red 
Sox for years. 

Tom Killough writes that he moved 
to a continuing care facility in Ocean 
County, NJ this past spring. He feels it was 
the right thing to do and is quite happy. 
It's about 60 miles from his home in 
Westfield so he'll probably continue to 
keep in contact with his former friends 
and neighbors. 

I was delighted to hear at long last 
from my old friend, Chuck Hewitt, who 
with his wife, moved from their former 
home in New Jersey to a long-term care 
facility in Lancaster, PA. Although it was 

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class notes 

quite a change for them, they are enjoying 
independent living with medical facilities 
around the clock whenever needed. They 
found it desirable to sell their Florida 
home in North Fort Meyers and now don't 
have the headache of maintaining two 
homes. However, they still plan to spend 
three months of the winter in the same 
Florida community. Chuck hasn't given 
up outdoor activity as he plays golf, swims 
and works out in a gym several times a 
week. Remember what a great tennis play- 
er he was? 

Hank Payson tells us he broke his 
hip this past spring but is doing well. In 
spite of his misfortune we imagine he has- 
n't lost his sense of humor and is enter- 
taining his friends and neighbors with 
tales of questionable veracity. 

My regular correspondent, Jack 
Dyer, says emphysema keeps him seated 
most of the time. He has given up travel- 
ing, as he doesn't want to get too far from 
his doctor. However, he did make the trip 
to New Bern, NC this past spring to see 
his son and grandkids. It worked out well 
so, who knows, maybe he'll try it again 
this next year. Keep the faith, Jack! 

Johnny Koslowski has not had a 
particularly good summer, as his 
Parkinson's is not much better. 
Unfortunately he lost his wife, Stasia, this 
summer, which of course made matters 
even worse. She was an Ipswich girl who 
we remember as John's long time affec- 
tion. Our condolences go to him and his 

Our buddy, John Klotz, is like the 
Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and 
going. He's still playing tennis but mourns 
his loss at Orange Lawn, which we under- 
stand is a championship site. He also 
spent three days at the USTA Open in 
Flushing Meadow. Then it was off to 
Boynton Beach, FL as well as Rancho 
Sante Fe (wherever that is) to play both 
golf and tennis. Oh yes, he's going on a 

cruise to Bermuda in October. Now you 
can understand why I get out of breath 
reading his cards. 

Tom Tenney says nothing's cooking. 
Golf stinks! Weather is great! He bemoans 
the fact that he hasn't heard from any 
'39ers. To raise his spirits why don't some 
of you fellow classmates who head to 
Florida this winter ring his doorbell. We'll 
bet that would lift his spirits and he would 
give you a warm welcome. 

In early October Alice and I were 
guests of Phil Simpson and his wife Sue at 
their Carrabassett Valley condo in 
Sugarloaf, ME. It a was weekend we will 
long remember. Talk about New England 
hospitality, they've got it! Each time I see 
Phil I learn more about him. At GDA I 
pictured him as a young, rather shy indi- 
vidual who played a mean piano. The only 
similarity now is that he still plays a mean 
piano. As evidence of this, stop in at 
Flicker's Restaurant in Winthrop, ME on a 
Thursday evening. He plays for his supper! 
Thank goodness the owners have not 
asked him to sing. 

Unfortunately, we have lost three 
former classmates; Carl Germain, Don 
Kelsey and Ben Pierce. I have dropped a 
note to their families on behalf of the 
Class of '39 and expressed our deepest 

Many thanks to those of you who 
have contacted me; I appreciate the kind 
words you have expressed in writing this 
column. I enjoy doing this and hope you 
and others will continue to keep in touch 
whenever I call for class notes. Only hear- 
ing from you can I keep this going. If you 
have a change of address please contact 
the Alumni and Development Office at 
GDA so we can continue our contact. 


William H . Torrey 

1 1 2 Fire Island Avenue 

Babylon, NY U 702 

Bill Torreyour's class response was 

rather limited probably because of this 
being a vacation time of year. Hopefully 
I'll hear from many more classmates for 
the next issue of the Archon. 

Bob Schumann's new address is: P.O. 
Box 815, Madison, CT 06443. The 
Schumann's have summered in Madison 
for 75 years but still plan to visit Delray 
Beach, FL for the first four months of the 

Bob Little sends best wishes to all 
the members of the GDA family from '36 
through '43. Bob says he is still reminded 
of the changes that have taken place in 
the world, the U.S.A. A and his life (don't 
we all). He says, "Still the world turns; this 
time attacks on NY and the Pentagon." 
His year has been adversely affected by a 
left shoulder surgery and then rehabilita- 

Larry VanDoren reports he is doing 
volunteer work for the Morris Museum, 
which is largely a child oriented venue 
profiling exhibits for school loans. 

Al Hutchinson reports a very dry 
summer. He had planned to be on 
SwissAir to Switzerland on September 1 1 
but got only as far as Boston and ended up 
in Grand Mannan, Canada. What a 
tragedy. Al is sorry he couldn't make the 
Byfield get-together but is hoping to next 

Bob Goodspeed's business with the 
Chinese tannery has expanded due to 
many tannery closings in the United 
States. Many American shoe manufactur- 
ers are moving to China (L.L.Bean, 
Wolvering, Bass, Timberland, etc.). Bob 
celebrated his 80th at Rye Beach, NH 
with his four sons, 13 grandchildren and 
Joanne's four children and her six grand- 
children. Bob and his family have moved 
back to Palm Beach Gardens (PGA 
National) for the winter. 

Ben Wright is working on an update 
of the history of the International Skating 
Union for 1992-2002. He was in 

28 The Archon •< Winter 2001-02 

Switzerland and Germany last August 
including a stay in Lausanne to do 
research at the ISO headquarters. He con- 
tinues as VP of the Skating Club of 
Boston, his home skating club. They con- 
tinue to serve as skating officials locally. 
Curling is no longer offered at his club 
(Winchester) and they are not golfing 
either. Otherwise he is happy. 


R.A. Little 

146 Fincks Basin Road 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315) 823-1662 

Andrew Little writes, "I have 
attended harne ss racing in New York and 
Vermont. I sponsor the Esther Little 
Memorial Invitational at Tunbridge, VT 
in memory of my wife. The purse is $700 
and a trophy for each heat. I also own a 
quarter of Breeze Knoll Elite who will 
race in Montreal. I attended Reunion 
2001 and had a wonderful time at GDA. 
I plan to attend future reunions." 

Ed Flynn writes' "Lots of Navy 
League work - Maine in the fall. Visited 
GDA last fall. Keeping track of three 
grandchildren plus two great grandsons. 
Best of all - Good Health." 


Seward E. Pomeroy 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 


were written after September 1 1 and one 
of them begged off answering any of the 
questions based upon the on going 
depressing current news. Those who 
wrote, beside myself, are Bill Monroe, 
Humphrey Simson, Bill Hill, Tom Fenn, 
Ted Stitt and Bob Kelly. I suspect that the 
replies are representative of what we 
would have received from a wider 
response. For the record, here's how this 
group answered the questions, from the six 
who filled out the questionnaire. 

All of us were on campus and five of 
us were in or at our dorms. Two were actu- 
ally studying and the remainder were play- 
ing softball, reading the Sunday papers, 

dropping on campus due to our proximity 
to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. We some- 
how must have assumed that we would be 
at war with Germany very soon... as we 
surely were. Thanks to all of you who took 
time to write. 

Bill Monroe sent along a small 
booklet published in 2000 containing 26 
pages of poetry which he had written. The 
title of this publication is "Gifts of Love," 
and is very attractively done with pencil 
sketches accompanying the poems and an 
attractive eye-catching cover painting. 
The poetry is touching and very gentle in 
its look at life, love, nature and simple 
activities like tramping in the woods. A 

Members of the 1942 camera club 

6oth Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

When I wrote the September 5 th 
letter to the class suggesting a look-back at 
our reactions to the attack on Pearl 
Harbor, this December being the 60th 
anniversary of that "date which will live 
in infamy," I thought that we would get a 
pretty wide response. Unfortunately, of 
course, we have had a second and really 
more traumatic date of infamy in the 
September 11 attacks on New York City 
and Washington and find ourselves in a 
totally new and unique kind of war. Of the 
seven responses (including my own), all 

eating and one was "goofing off!!!" Two 
heard the news on the radio, two from 
their dorm masters, one from a friend and 
one from the Headmaster. Virtually all of 
us were surprised by the attack and all of 
us were surprised that the attack had come 
from Japan. No one really knew how dis- 
ruptive of our lives this was going to be 
and none of us gave any thought to enlist- 
ing. We were all impressed by Mr. Eames' 
talk at Vespers that Sunday night. 

My own impressions of that Sunday 
afternoon were of how little we all seem to 
have known about places in the Pacific 
then in the news: Oahu, Pearl Harbor, 
Malaya. There was a lot of talk at my dor- 
mitory about the possibility of bombs 

very nice job. Bill also sent along some 
information and a page of photographs of 
his ongoing interest in the preservation of 
the stately elm. He has written before 
about the Cincinnati Elm Program and 
their efforts to establish an elm that is 
resistant to disease. Bill clearly continues 
to be a very busy and productive member 
of our class. 

Ted Stitt, Derek Lagemann and I 
were back at Amherst College this spring 
for our 55th reunion. This brings me to 
comment on our own next reunion which 
is our 60th and which will be celebrated 
next June at school. Reading back over 
our comments, which I printed after our 
50th reunion in 1992, I am struck by the 

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many enthusiastic remarks not only by our 
classmates but also by the masters who we 
had invited back to join us. The campus is 
so changed, even in the nine years since 
our 50th and is so well done that we 
should all get back just to see that aspect 
of the school. The dates for the reunion in 
June 2002, are Friday, June 14th, Saturday 
June 15th and Sunday, June 16th. Circle 
this on your new calendar and plan to 
come. You'll be treated to an outstanding 
weekend of fun and the opportunity to see 
friends you may not have seen in years. 


Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746- 1 306 

benbrew@adephia . net 

We seem to be coping with the after- 
maths of September 1 1 and are cognizant 
of its effects on all of us. However, life 
continues for us old goats and this is how 
some us are doing. 

Bob Wood and Bev have been trav- 
eling the Southwest with clubs in hand 
and getting close to shooting their age, 
one way or another. 

Al Ebinger has contributed a couple 
of grandkids to the GDA family and 
reveals that he is the father of the official, 
authentic, original New England Flag. 
This is the blue flag with six stars and a 
cross of St. George with a green pine tree 
that you may have seen. Next time you 
do, give a nod to Al. 

Dick Urie has moved to Wakefield, 
RI with his new wife and can't quite get 
out of the clothing business. His newest 
efforts are called "Caerwy's, Ltd." which is 
from the Welsh that nobody can speak. 
The Brewsters know since we have just 
come back from the land of double d's and 
l's and don't know where we were. It was 
beautiful and fascinating, none the less. 

Walt McGill from whom you may 
have heard lately, reports his weight, 

taxes, happiness and handicap are up 
while his income, energy and endurance 
are down and he is doing great. 

Peter Morgan has quit the transcon- 
tinental treks by old car or bus and is stay- 
ing closer to home in the same activities. 
They have taken up cruising by water. I 
knew they would wise up sometime. They 
are enjoying life. 

Morgan Cooper has bitten the bullet 
and gotten on to one floor in Jamesville, 
NY and he doesn't miss the stairs. 

Keep the cards and letters coming. 
Now that our boat is on the hard, we have 
plenty of time to keep up with the '43 
branch of the Old Guard. 



Steven K. Kauffman 
137 ]efferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23 1 85-89 JO 

(757) 220-9013 

merlin@widomaker. com 

John "Pinky" Whitney's greatest 
pleasure in 2001 was returning to the 
Academy to see his granddaughter, 
Catherine, graduate! This was something 
his parents were never able to do, due to 
WWII. He says, "there were only a few 
who didn't!" 

"Steve Kauffman say, "Since the 
lack of response to my witty (?), innova- 
tive letters addressed to my class-mates 
asking for news has produced such a 
remarkable lack of response, it is time for 
one of them to step forward and relieve 
the watch. Please accept my resignation as 
class secretary as of the time you have a 
committed replacement or July 1, 2002, 
whichever comes first. I wish the very best 
to my replacement and will send him my 
boring news for inclusion in each Archon. 
My two greatest pleasures this year are to 
get shuck of this job and to finish my job 
as project manager for design and con- 
struction of our church's parish hall." 

Richard A. Cousins 

71 Federal Street 

Newbury port, MA 01950 

(978) 462-4542 

Warren Furth writes, "I don't know 
whether I wrote you already that I have 
been elected Chair of American 
Democrats Abroad in Switzerland. The 
outpouring of expressions of sympathy 
from the Swiss people for families of the 
victims of the September 1 1 attacks and 
for Americans in general has been truly 

Lou Hamper's wife Jelane sent this 
note about Lou, "I am very sorry to let you 
know that Lou has suffered a stroke and is 
unable to talk or write. I want to add, 
however, that his spirits are good, he walks 
very well and we are enjoying three 
months during the winter in Florida. He 
has always held Governor Dummer close 
to his heart." 

Arch Kingsley reports, "Thoroughly 
enjoying life - don't feel a day over 95. 
Enjoy good health and am having a great 
time with a new trawler - Krogen 39 - 
'Rwetheryet.'" Arch, if I got the name 
wrong, I apologize. I had trouble reading 

Don Palais talked with Al Teel who 
is retiring from business in Reading, MA 
and will be moving to Maine. 


George E. Duffy 

2332 Chrysanthemum Street 

Tucson, AZ 85737 

(520) 825-4710 

Bob Hadley is closing out his min- 
istry career in Fitchburg, MA in prepara- 
tion for retirement in June 2002. "Bump" 
has four children and is especially proud of 
his three "beautiful granddaughters." 

I was saddened to receive a note 
from Harold Harrower's daughter, Sarah, 
saying that Harold died in Bridgewater, 
ME in May 2000. He left three children 
and three grandchildren. 

30 The Archon f Winter 2001-02 

Dick Walsh has retired after 40 years 
with Bell Telephone. The Walsh's live in 
East Greenwich, RI and winter in Florida 
at Singer Island. They have three sons 
(Jay was 74) and five grandchildren. 

At the time of the September 11 
attack and tragedy, I received a con- 
cerned, compassionate phone call from 
my old friend Miguel Ortega. He was call- 
ing from his home in Bogota and 
expressed concern for his classmates and 
friends in the U.S.. He sends his warmest 
greetings and can be reached at Calle 70, 
1093, Bogota, SA. 

I had a brief phone conversation a 
month or so ago with Dave Flavin. He 
lives in New Canaan, CT and promised a 
follow-up report. Where is it, Dave? 

Warren Hill remains my most loyal 
correspondent sending jokes and inspira- 
tion via email. He is still working and 

I also had an email from Brewster 
Hemenway right after September 11. I 
hope to hear from him and any of you who 
want to use email to correspond. 


Homer Ambrose 

5601 Seminary Road, #2205N 

Falls Church, VA 22041 

(703) 379-801 1 

hambrose@erols . com 

55th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Ben Birdsall checked in with news 
of his Haverford College Award for 
Service to Humanity. The award supports 
and demonstrates the college's expressed 
concern for the application of knowledge 
to socially useful ends. Ben writes, "The 
award was in recognition of my efforts 
over the years to help establish an emer- 
gency homeless shelter in Haverhill, MA, 
as a 'Homeless Advocate,' and for work 
with substance abuse and mentally ill 
clients in the Merrimac Valley." 
Congratulations, Ben! The award was pre- 
sented at Ben's 50th reunion with the 

Ben Birdsall '47 

Haverford Class of '51. Ben also notes that 
he is not trying to keep up with Jack "Mr. 
Colby" Deering. Bravo Zulu 

Jack Deering checked in with news 
of the 50th Reunion at Colby. Along with 
Jack were Bill Bailey and Dan Hall. Bish 
Peale couldn't make the reunion, but told 
Jack he would be down Maine for a visit 
this fall. Jack further reported that he and 
Norm Brown were out on Sebago Lake in 
Norm's boat. I'm not sure what they were 
up to, but it sounds like fun. Jack further 
reports that two of our brothers Danny 
Hall and Bill Bailey were seen roller skat- 
ing on the Cape Cod Canal. 

The GDA Board of Trustees honored 
Joe Welch for a quarter century of 
unselfish effort and commitment from 
1975 through his retirement in May 2001. 
During his time on the Board, Joe served 
as Chair of the Development Committee, 
Chair of the Trustee Relations Committee 
and Secretary of the Board. In addition, 
Joe coached the tennis teams of 1955 
through 1958. The Class of '47 sends its 
best congratulations for a job well done! 
Bravo Zulu 

After 45 years, thanks to the efforts 
of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Jim 
Knott finally received his Army 
Commendation Medal. The medal is for 
winning first place in the first Armored 
Division by keeping 385 WW II wheeled 
and tracked vehicles in better condition 
than anyone else in the Division with the 
help of 65 mechanics who reported direct- 
ly to Jim because the Division had been 

re-organized for atomic warfare. The Class 
of '47 extends best congratulations to Jim. 
Bravo Zulu 

Norm Brown writes, "Well, it's been 
another summer without any stupendous 
happenings in my life, other than becom- 
ing an expectant great-grandfather in 
early March of '02. 1 finally got Jack D. out 
on Sebago Lake. Unfortunately, our wives 
couldn't make it (probably because they 
weren't invited!). Did a tour of 
scenic/interesting places, took a swim off 
the boat, cracked a few cool ones, etc." 

Dan Hall writes, "Enjoyed two trips 
to Scotland- one in January for the wed- 
ding of my youngest son who married a 
nifty Scottish lass. They met several years 
ago when both were teaching in Romania 
under the Soros Program which is some- 
thing like the Peace Corps. Now he is 
teaching in Framingham and she, in 
Worcester. Second trip was to the 
Shetland Islands in the most northern 
part of Scotland. There I did family 
research around the names of Manson and 
Mouat. My great grandfather, Magnus 
Manson, left the Shetlands in 1850 and 
became a sea captain and later a part 
owner of a fleet of schooners out of New 
Haven, CT. Aided by my wife and helpful 
Shetlanders, I was able to discover several 
family sites, including the remains of an 
abandoned Manson family stonecroft 

David Wilcox writes, "Recently lost 
our 14-year old granddaughter, Elizabeth 
Russ, after a one-year battle with bone 
cancer. A beautiful memorial service in 
Lincoln, MA, was attended by about 400. 
We will be leaving for Scotland in late 
September for a reunion with Williams 
College alumni." 

Bill Bailey writes, "I'm not sure, but 
at this stage of life I am doing pretty well. 
Get up each morning — can remember the 
day and date (most of them). Dan Hall 
and I enjoy playing hockey together once 
a week. I was at Logan Airport on morn- 
ing of September 1 1 at the time of first 
collision. Didn't fly; went home in one 

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class notes 

That's all for now. Keep those cards 
and letters coming. God bless us all, said 
Tiny Tim. And God bless America 

Ave., North Hampton, NH 03862. sons, an annual event. 

"Retired from family food packaging busi- Pete Houston said that this year's 

ness. Spending great energy avoiding travelogue was a twelve day trip to 


Robert C. Hill 

1 43 Hickory Lane 

Naugatuck, CT 06770-1724 

(203) 729-7604 

For some reason I did not receive 
very many responses for this issue of the 
Archon, however, many thanks to those 
that did. 

Fritz Freeman has now gone back 
home. Ann and Fritz are now living at 128 
Bradford St., Plymouth, MA 02360. Their 
son, Woody, is now with Legg Mason in 
Boston. Fritz says, "the old man has taken 
over his territory in Massachusetts. I still 
make a swing through Connecticut just 
once a month. Cut back to half days but 
still like it and I am still ticking. Woody 
has a baby girl, Page (one), to keep son, 

Storyteller Peter Houston '48 

Maxwell (three), company. Dropped in on 
Buster '31 and Fran Navins a couple of 
weeks ago. Buster is still feisty. Don't get 
him off on the Red Sox." 

Jim Weldon writes from 74 Atlantic 

domestic maintenance chores... golf at 
best, mediocre, two footers look like 30 
footers. History, research and reading 
more fun now than during school years. 
Touring the GDA campus occasionally 
demonstrates the great strides GDA has 
accomplished in the intervening 50 years. 

Bill Lindquist and his wife Dorrie 
had a great visit with Ken Bruce and his 
wife Nancy this past summer at their camp 
on Kennebago Lake, ME. Bill says, "didn't 
get Ken fly fishing, but was able to show 
the Bruces our "neck of the woods." 

Walter Richter has added to his fleet 
of cars with a 1939 Buick Coupe and a 
1931 Chevrolet Roadster. He has sold his 
business and, believe it or not, just retired 
at the end of the month. Congratulations, 
Walter, for joining the group... retirees, 
that is. 

Phil Gemmer writes that it was a 
great summer in Maine "weather-wise" 
despite recent horrific events. He is about 
to go fly-fishing at the McGuantie Club 
near the Canadian Border with two grand- 

Class of 1948 mini reunion 

London. A birthday present to their 
"starving actress" daughter. "Above and 
beyond the city's wonderful sites was going 
to four great musical plays (Kate went to a 
fifth alone when her aging parents ran out 
of steam and needed a full night's 
sleep)".... I can't imagine you running out 
of steam, Pete. Not at our age, anyway! 

Ash Eames at least did look for a 
picture for the Archon as I had 

asked thanks. Ash said that he had a 

visit with Manson Hall '49 who came up 
from Cape Cod. Whether they both went 
mountain climbing together I am not sure 
(difficult to read your printing, Ash). Ash 
and his son, Ned, again played in the 
National Father and Son Grass Court 
Tennis Championship in Boston. He is 
looking for other fathers over age 70 to 
play. How about it guys. Ash and Deborah 
are going to Oxford, England this fall to 
visit his sister and then back to Sarasota, 
FL and then Nicaragua. 

Richard MacNair retired in '88. He 
volunteers in plant societies and goes 

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tracking into Maine as often as possible. 
He has a large garden, 45'x90', which fills 
two freezers and feeds his neighbors, too. 
Richard is president of the local branch of 
the American Begonia Society (ABS). He 
also serves as secretary of the national 
ABS. He and his wife Wanda attended an 
ABS meeting in L.A. and managed to 
return just before the September 11 situa- 

As for me, I am still enjoying work- 
ing in the retirement business and at the 
same time keeping out of Mary Cay's way 
in our home. As she says, she's happy that 
I have a place to go to everyday. I expect 
that I will spend a month or so in Ft. 
Myers Beach, FL over the holidays. Our 

Tom Emery, Manson Hall, Alison Hall, Arch des Cognets, and Carol des Cognets, 
(missing photographer Gale Emery) arriving on the GHAN in 

Alice Springs, Australia 

son, Rob, is full Commander in the USN 
out in Long Beach, CA and our daughter 
and son-in-law reside in San Diego. Her 
husband has a highly regarded position at 
the Navy's SPAWAR operations out there. 
So secret even I don't know what he is 

I received a sad communication from 
Ken Bruce after his nice visit with Dorie 
and Bill Lindquist. Ken's youngest daugh- 
ter lost her husband of five years on the 
AA Flight 1 1 that was the first to hit the 
World Trade Center. She is now a 36-year 
old widow with two daughters ages four 
and one having to "crawl back to some 
new life one day at a time." Our deepest 

sympathy and thoughts go out to you, Ken 
and Nancy. Ken recently visited GDA 
with a grandson who is looking at prep- 
schools for next year and at the same time 
had a nice visit with Headmaster Doggett 
as well as old friends Sandy Keyes, Mike 
Moonves and Pat Peterman. KIIYK 

Interim Class Secretary 

Thomas R. Emery 

3 1 2 Rookwood Drive 

Charlotte, VA 22903 


As I reported in the Spring 2001 
Archon, Gale and I traveled around the 
world for two months last March and 
April. We started out in Aukland, New 
Zealand where Manson 
Hall and his wife Alison 
joined us. We enjoyed 
touring the North and 
South Islands, but dis- 
covered we like the 
South one best, particu- 
larly Queensland. We 
would love to return 
there annually due to 
the people, the breath- 
taking scenery and the 
many things to see, all 
of which completely 
captivated us. The four 
of us flew on to Sydney, 
Australia to travel a 
month on that conti- 
nent. Carol and Arch des Cognets joined 
us in Melbourne. I have to say that the six 
of us on the Ghan train to central 
Australia, Alice Springs certainly added 
to the history of that train! The highlight 
of Australia was our last stop on Heron 
Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Only 
Gale and I flew onto Zimbabwe, Africa to 
see Victoria Falls. Other than the beauty 
of that, the time to see Africa has come 
and gone. Our trip did include a safari in 
Botswana. We then flew to Switzerland. 
That was disappointing. Due to the late 
snowy weather, we were unable to ride the 
Jungfrau in Interlaken. The Cogswald area 
of England made up for that. Four days 

there renewed our energy and the love of 
people! The trip ended in a flourish with 
shows in London. It's worth mentioning 
that we found B&Bs over the Internet for 
the entire trip and were never disappoint- 
ed. As an aside, prior to our trip, I had 
called Bill Judson and he mentioned that 
he was on his way to Christchurch, New 
Zealand. I gave him the name of the B&B 
where we were planning to stay. When we 
arrived there, the owner said, "A good 
friend of yours, Bill Judson, was here!" A 
small wonderful world! If you want to 
know how to fly around the world without 
crossing any ocean twice, give us a call. 
It's a snap. 

Heard from Leonard Johnson who 
shared news of an award he received for 
his outstanding contribution in the field 
of polar research. On June 22-26, an inter- 
national symposium Perspectives of 
Modern Polar Research was convened in 
Bad Durkeirn, Germany to celebrate the 
175th anniversary of the birth of George 
non Neumayer, noted polar explorer and 
facilitator of German and international 
polar science and to award the Neumayer 
medal to Dr. Leonard Johnson for eminent 
and meritorious service to the field of 
polar research. He spent the last few 
weeks aboard the Swedish icebreaker 
Oden in the Artie Ocean north of 
Svalbard collecting seismic reflection and 
refraction data. "Life in 70th year is both 
busy and fruitful." 

Bud Frame writes, "We have 
reassembled our entire family, three sons, 
three daughters-in-law and ten grandchil- 
dren in Rochester... are we lucky! And, 
we are off on October 8 to Munich, 
Budapest, Vienna, Prague and a barge trip 
in southwestern France: home October 
26. Aloha, shalom and arriverderci, Bud." 

Bill Johnson writes, "As you know, 
my dear Anne died in '99. I also had five 
bypasses on my heart last year. But this 
year looks great! My new address is 
William Treby Johnson, Marshall Point 
Road, P.O. Box 113, Clyde, ME 04855- 

John Canepa wrote, "Recently 

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class notes 

reached ripe old age of 71; celebrated 48th 
wedding anniversary; attended oldest 
grandson's graduation from M.I.T. In view 
of recent terrorist crisis, I tried to re-enlist 
in the navy, but was told I was 40 years too 
late. Love to all my classmates." 

Allen Hollis writes, "There is no real 
retirement for old ministers and I recently 
agreed to supply the pulpit for a small 
church in Lake Park. It has had troubles 
recently and I am trying to bring peace 
and order to them!" 

Jake Brown wrote, "I never did get 
the chance to get my money back from 
you Manson and Archer - call me!!" 

Archer des Cognets writes, "As I 
write this note the world has changed - I 
suspect that is true for all of us. It has been 
a lovely summer between Cape Cod and 
Williamstown. Who knows what the 
future holds." 

Mansfield Smith reports, "I retired 
October 6, 2000. Moved to Davis, CA for 
a few winter months - then to Fallen Leak 
Lake near Tahoe. A few more lectures, 
bird dog training, search and rescue and 
volunteer fire department. Bill 
Chamberlin, thanks for being class agent 
- do not give up on me." 

Carlton Reed is still living in 
Woolwich, ME. Retired from bridge build- 
ing. Enjoys traveling with Betty, recently 
to Scotland this past year; Australia, New 
Zealand last year. Three of their 1 7 grand- 
children attend GDA. Jackson Parker '02, 
Elizabeth Bernard '03 and Gardner Parker 
'05. So they attend some of the athletic 
efforts at GDA - football, hockey, soccer 
and lacrosse. 


Alan F. Flynn 

J Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769-1938 

(508) 252-648 

You may have noticed that, having 
survived our 50th reunion, we are all now 
included in the alumni category "Old 

Guard." The good news is that we get 
invited back to reunion every year with- 
out charge for room, board and inciden- 
tals. The bad news is that we do not auto- 
matically have a 55th reunion with the 
help of Academy planning. We must 
organize to make it happen in 2005. In 
that context, regular communication is 
essential. Keep those cards coming. 

The most recent dinner event of the 
southeastern New England GDA 50 group 
hit more than the usual number of con- 
flicts and last minute snags. However, 
Souther Barnes, Tim Greene, Dick 
McCoy and I enjoyed our May meeting. 

In early June, as that edition of The 
Archon arrived in our homes, I received a 
call from Peter Gavian expressing delight 
over the picture of Antietam and offering 
to pick me up in a local port to join his sail 
to Cape Breton Island. As you'll see later 
in this column, I missed some excitement. 

Bob Dickerman got much recogni- 
tion in the Providence County Day 
School alumni publication this past June 
with reference to his membership in their 
Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob had attended 
the American Baseball Coaches 
Association annual convention in 
Atlanta earlier in the year, more on Bob to 

Dave Esty and I attended the gradu- 
ation exercises at Rocky Hill School as 
our friend and my educational colleague of 
many years past, Dan Doyle presented the 
commencement address. Dan is founder 
and executive director of The Institute for 
International Sport/Scholar Athlete 
Games. Dave serves on Dan's board. It was 
a perfect day, a spectacular setting and a 
familiar one for me after serving at Rocky 
Hill for 16 years. Dave was kind enough to 
follow up with a letter to me, full of the 
most generous impressions. 

From Crestline, CA, high in the 
mountains overlooking San Bernadino, 
came a report from Denny Engs about a 

bicycle trip he had led in the Black Hills 
of South Dakota. A group of 1 1 began by 
driving from Minneapolis to their base in 
the Black Hills. The objective was to ride 
the George S. Mickelson Trail, a gravel 
surface 110 miles from north to south. 
They passed such landmarks as the 
Moonshine Gulch Saloon, Mt. Rushmore 
National Monument and the Crazy Horse 
Monument as they struggled over moun- 
tain roads in wind and rain. Denny was 
one of three to ride the trail from start to 
finish. What a guy. Can he really be our 

After departure from Annapolis on 
July 28, Peter Gavian completed his voy- 
age by returning to his home port on 
August 24. His full report was dated 
September 4- "We almost collided in the 
Atlantic on Monday, July 30, in that dark- 
est hour before dawn, when a right mast- 
head light threatened Antietam as she 
sailed East away from Cape May. Its bril- 
liance overpowered every object in the 
night sky. The menace rose higher, 
brighter and closer... then came morning 
twilight, revealing not a masthead but 
Jupiter's conjunction with Earth! We col- 
lided again every morning until Antietam 
reached Cape Breton. Due to strong east- 
erlies, we passed close to Atlantic City 
and saw the NY World Trade Center 
against the sunset." Peter's trip became 
complicated when his new crew boarded 
in Halifax, but abandoned ship in 
Louisbourg, Cape Breton. Despite some 
sail and autopilot problems, Peter com- 
pleted his trip in 27 days, 2,303 nautical 
miles, of which 1,255 were solo. Peter was 
fortunate to not have me along as an 
added burden. 

According to Carl Glaser salmon 
fishing off the Colombia River was great 
this year, but there was a limit of two fish 
per person per day. Carl has the second 
hip replacement scheduled for early 
November, between volleyball officiating 

34 The Archon •< Winter 2001-02 

and his annual Santa gig at the mall. "The 
control center of your life is attitude." 

From Dave Esty came news that he 
had a perfect summer. "Very Zen Buddhist 
- work is play, play is work, lot's of time at 
sea, in mountains with my four kids in 
Seattle and here in New England." Dave 
has joined another board - Friends of 
Tuckerman Ravine, a sacred place for 
climbers, hikers and skiers. Under class 
Dave's latest is PFC. He writes. "In addi- 
tion to being on the boards of The 
Advertising Council, World Sports 
Humanitarian Hall of Fame, The Institute 
for International Sport/Scholar Athlete 
Games, The Bristol County Statehouse 
Foundation and Adventure Assets, I am 
now on the board of Friends of Tuckerman 
Ravine and the Rhode Island Chapter of 
the NAACP and still the president of 
Amherst '54- Still running an A+ busi- 

Dick Patten never has quite enough 
space on his card so his writing is a chal- 
lenge to decipher, but his message is 
always rewarding. Dick sacrificed some of 
the ski season to sail off the coast of Costa 
Rica in February, concluding his visit at a 
magnificent estate owned by a friend. 
Since ski season lasted until the end of 
May, little was lost. Dick continues to 
question his current consulting role, "get- 
ting older ain't for the faint of heart. But 
the good news is that all are in good 
health and enjoy a good bottle of wine 
almost daily." Not a bad life style. 

The follow-up from Bob Dickerman 
arrived in early September. "After 45 years 
I have left PCD. and am now the coach 
at Gordon College in Wenham, MA." 
Bob is beginning a new career and, you 
know, he is still in uniform, on the dia- 
mond pitching for batting practice. He 
must be chasing Casey Stengel, but 
Connie Mack always wore a business suit 
on the bench. 

Tim Greene's younger daughter, 
Jody, is a kindergarten teacher at the 
American School in Shanghai. She's 
learning Chinese while her students learn 
English. She and her roommate are enjoy- 

ing grand accommodations with maid 
service and hot tubs. Tim and Debbie look 
forward to visiting next spring. Lin 
Starbird and his wife Anne had lunch 
with the Greene's while their son is in 
Cambridge. Lin had provided advice to 
Jody prior to her departure based on his 
many years of Foreign Service. 

It is my sad duty to inform our class 
that Charlie Cashin passed away on 
October 3, 2001. 
Following his years at 
GDA, Charlie graduated 
from Lowell 

Technological Institute 
and then began his own 
business at the 

Manchester, NH airport 
as an FAA designated 
flight examiner. He con- 
tinued to license pilots 
and conduct general avi- 
ation activities at Cashin 
Aviation on a full-time schedule. A heart 
attack ended Charlie's life without any 
warning to his wife, Valerie; son, Charles; 
daughter, Susan; and five grandchildren. 

Emi and I had just returned from 
Portugal and Spain on October 3. Tim 
Greene's call informed me of Charlie's 
death. Tim, Dave Yesair and I attended 
calling hours at the house in Chelmsford 
with Valerie and other family members. 
Charlie was a vital member of the leader- 
ship team of our class. You all remember 
his letter encouraging attendance at our 
50th reunion. He will be greatly missed. 

William (Jack) Little says, "Great to 
be with everyone at our 50th reunion. 
Special thanks to the Yesairs for such great 
hospitality and to Tim, Bob, Allan and all 
who coordinated the special times (par- 
don the delay for these thanks). It's hard 
to think of being in the "Old Guard." My 
golf game is suffering due to too many 
involvements in local activities but is fun. 
Busy now getting a Civil War round table 
(now partisan) started in Morehead City, 
NC. Anyone in the neighborhood stop in. 
Dave Hershey is always welcome if he 
doesn't make it through our "Bermuda 

195 1 

Ted H. Bcin 

4 Ridge Road 
Bristol, HI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

Dave Pope who with his wife 
"Woodie" were such great hosts for our 
reunion Sunday brunch, sent a note say- 
ing that, with Chuck and Babs Hussey, 
they were making a ten day trip to Cuba 
in October. However, Castro must have 

Members of the Class of 1951 

heard about it, so the trip was canceled. 
Talked with Chuck several times of late, 
as he has clients interested in a develop- 
ment project in our beautiful state. He 
recently returned from a trip to Spain. 
Speaking of the Sunday brunch, Yogi 
Wenz sent a note and two pictures of some 
of the attendees at that affair. His note 
stated "Charlie Gesen looks like he swal- 
lowed a frog." I will send copies to those 

George Kirkham proudly 

announced that his daughter Samantha 
Crowley, who attended GDA for two 
years, "recently produced twin boys, 
maybe GDA 2019?" Also, "our 50th 
reunion was great - planning for 55th!" 

From Dan Palmer "We're enjoying 
an idyllic Indian summer in Maine." He 
also states he is still thinking more and 
more about Seattle. 

To all that did not respond to my 
appeal for news, please prepare for the 
next issue. 

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Franklin E. Huntress 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(781) 631-4785 

50th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Frank Huntress writes 50th Class 
Reunion '52 - people who plan to attend: 
Matthew Grossman, Fred Smith, 
Lawrence Sawyer, Peter Bramhall, David 
Powers, Barry Gately, Rib Smythe, 
Howard Quimby, Frank Stockwell, Rube 
Rice, Jerry Brown, Franklin E. Huntress 
Jr., Richard Rothmund, Gus Boss, Ed 
Carter and Jack Lucas. 

What's this we hear about Sabie get- 
ting a "clip" on the 15 yard line with no 
flag on the play?? BBN refs, I guess!! Sabie: 
look after that heart - keep us posted con- 
cerning things with you just new! 

Skip (Lawrence) Sawyer writes you 
this note the day after the horrible satanic 
attacks on U.S.. "And we thought that we 
had seen the worst at our "ripe" age! I 
watched our new high definition televi- 
sion antenna and other equipment, fall 
down with Tower One — having worked 
for Dielectric Communications (in 
sales/customer service) for 40 years. I 
retired in '99-wormed six more months on 
a project in '00. (Spent five years prior to 
Dielectric at sea as a Marine Engineer). 
Barb, my greatest blessing since we met at 
age 14, still sticks with me after 44 years of 
marriage. We enjoy our "freedom," new 
grandson, traveling around Maine and 
South Carolina, visiting family and 
friends, me at (Episcopal) church stuff and 
Barb is still riding (an Arabian) nearly 
every day - (with me following with a 

Dave Powers reports he continues 
to be Senior Consulting VP for 
Grenzebach Glier & Associates in 
Chicago. Volunteer work with a local 
community foundation and art gallery; 
plus the Colorado "good stuff" riding and 

Rib Smythe Ah Retirement! One 
week at Tanglewood - Ozawa and all. Ten 
days in Scotland bag pipes and all. 

Frank Stockwell writes, "Semi 
retired in Boston and Vermont where I 
play lots of bad golf. Hope to fully retire in 
January and bounce between Vermont 
and North Carolina or Georgia as the 
leaves turn. 

Barry Gately writes, "I am alive, 
healthy and looking at the sod from this 
side. I am getting ready to begin the fall 
season at the Sager Bowl. If they should 
lose one game I hope it is against R.L. 
because it will keep you on your toes for 
the following 12 months. We have a bet- 
ter "head" then they do! 

Jack Lucas retired three years ago 
from Lockheed Martin and then did some 
consulting. Now enjoying life playing ten- 
nis, hiking and bike riding. "Thanks, 
Frank for all the hours you have spent 
organizing the class." 


William C. Pinkham 
760 Meadow Circle 

Estes Park, CO 80517 


sbpinkham@aol . com 

It was refreshing to hear from class- 
mates in the aftermath of the events of 
September 11. Keeping in touch with 
friends and family has taken on greater 
significance. Charlie Palmer wrote that 
they and their friends are all well... an 
important issue for all of us as we waited 
for news in the aftermath of the attacks 
and devastation. He goes on to say, "Like 
everyone, real sad - but real patriotic." 
Charlie attended Joe Cook's service and 

reported an overflow crowd for a super 
friend. I'm sure many of you were there. 

Word from Mark Lowell that he and 
his wife, Marita, donated a piece of land to 
the local fire department for a new sta- 
tion, but in the interim the firemen are 
using a spare room in their house as a fire 
station/bunk room and they have an 
engine and a tanker parked in their barn. 
Mark says it makes for some interesting 
times when the firemen and volunteers 
are there for training or after fires. Sounds 
like Mark is able to enjoy "the big trucks" 
in spite of his serious leg injury. 

Charles Gibbs wrote, "Of course you 
like Estes Park." Charles and his wife have 
lived in Sante Fe for several years and it 
sounds like they have also fallen in love 
with this part of the world. Charles sug- 
gests going to Chaco Canyon and the 
Sante Fe Indian Market in July. Perhaps 
we could schedule a mini-reunion for our 
class and have Charles be our guide... 

Joe Hill and his wife married two 
children off this year and have moved 
their home to Radnor, PA. Like all of us, 
"life was normal until September 11!" 

Don Tracy and his wife continued 
their international travels by visiting 
friends in Slovakia, Czech Republic, 
France and Italy in the spring. They had a 
good three-week trip except that he was 
robbed in a Prague subway and lost cash, 
credit cards and his license. He stayed 
close to his wife for two weeks because she 
was the only means to operate an ATM. 
They enjoyed a perfect Maine summer 
(which is having a resurgence in the lob- 
ster population) and then entertained old 
friends from Russia. ("Old" is beginning to 
have multiple meanings these days...). 
Don thinks they may go there for a first 
visit; but in the interim is enjoying the 
Maine fall colors at home. 

Bill King writes, "I retired 4/1/00 
and 18 months later, I'm very busy and 
have no desire to go back to work. Life is 

36 The Archon •< Winter 2001-02 

good with golf, a second home on Lake 
Winnipesaukee and seven grandchildren 
all keeping me busy. Regards to all! Sue 
and I just completed our fall sessions 
working with the Rocky Mountain 
National Park Environmental 

Educational Dept. doing programs with 
school students from the Front Range 
area. It's wonderful to have the park's 
spectacular outdoors setting as your class- 
room. I'm currently working with the Art 
Center to establish a formal budgeting and 
planning process. I keep asking myself, 
"Wait a minute... Isn't this what I retired 
from?" We still have time for lots of hiking 
and fun and the first snow on the peaks 
suggests skiing and snow shoeing are not 
too far off. 

In these turbulent times, I hope 
you'll begin thinking of attending our 
50th reunion in the spring of 2003. It is a 
time to return to our roots and refresh 
relationships with classmates and friends. 


Michael B. Smith 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 351-6940 

windsabre@aol . com 

Michael Smith and his wife, 
Deborah, continue the never-ending 
process of putting their house back togeth- 
er after the fire of November 1999. We are 
almost done!! Mike's son, Eric, is a major 
in the Marine Corps. Where he goes in 
the aftermath of September 11 terrorist 
attacks is anyone's guess. 

Dave Ellis writes that the Ellis fami- 
ly continues to grow with five grandchil- 
dren including one born in Italy this past 
August. Dave and his wife, Marion, have 
enjoyed traveling around the world as part 
of his work in science museums (he is the 
Director of the Boston Museum of 
Science) - and he's looking forward to our 

Dick Moore sent an email describ- 
ing how his wife Renate and he escaped 
the heat of South Texas this summer by 
reposing in the mountains of New Mexico 
where they were joined by visits from their 

son and daughter and grandchildren. 

Bob Shaw reports he is now living in 
a nursing home and will probably contin- 
ue to for the foreseeable future. 


George O. Gardner 
53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(978) 263-3052 

Dick Bailey writes that he is enjoy- 
ing his retirement. He has been camping, 
biking and hiking in Vermont, biking 
along the C&O canal and just completed 
a trip to New Orleans. 

Dick Tuttle reports he has had an 
exciting journey since leaving GDA. He 
has built and sold a brokerage firm and 
now works as an investment banker. His 
family consists of three children, an ex- 
wife, a partner Sharye and seven young 
ones who call him Papa." He lives in 
Casenovia, NY not far from where he was 
brought up. 

Bob Silberstein notes that he is "of 
Counsel" for a litigation firm in Peoria, IL 
where he practiced for 40 years, but 
spends most of his time at his home in 
Palm Springs, CA. 

Bill Spence is still developing land 
and building houses. He took a four-week 
trip around the country visiting New 
Orleans, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Las 
Vegas and many other interesting places. 
Bill expects to take another trip around 
the country this winter. 


James, Dean 

1956 P.O. Box 186 

South Berwick, ME 


(207) 384-9184 

diannedean@aol . com 

Jim Dean reports that he happily 
spent the summer nursing his wife to a 
successful recovery from a serious ruptured 
appendix in late June. Dianne is doing 
well now and back at work. 

Joe MacLeod notes that the events 
of September 1 1 have kept him close to 
those he loves. He and Carolyn had a 
wonderful summer trip to Arizona. In the 

future, he wants to travel more and visit 

Gordon Martin writes that at the 
end of June, he was walking with his walk- 
er, fell on his left elbow and broke two 
bones between his wrist and elbow. It has 
been a slow and painful recovery but his 
wife, Lyn, is carefully looking after him. 
Gordo sent a letter to Rey Moulton and 
Class of 1956 this past spring. "Thank you 
for extending your hand to me. I appreci- 
ate it very much. I would love to be part of 
the GDA Class of 1956's forty-fifth 
reunion. I could say hello to all and share 
memories like being part of the 1956 
undefeated lacrosse team. All I can say is 
I'm sorry but I will not be able to make it. 

Gordon Martin, Class of 1956 

Being totally and permanently disabled 
and very medicated and also not able or 
allowed to drive, I do not think I can ever 
join you. Enjoy yourselves and keep a 
sense of humor. Please write me when you 
have time. Best regards, Gordon Martin, 
22 Ivy Lane, Wethersfield, CT, 06109." 

Tony Miller is suggesting that the 
London reunion trip go from the second 
to the seventh of June in 2003 and arrive 
in at Heathrow airport. He will plan the 
rest later. He very much enjoyed last 
spring's reunion and looks forward to see- 
ing photos of it. 

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class notes 


Lyman Cousens 
4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 


hope), a senior in high school and an 
eighth grader. Bless Debbie! That's it for 
now; keep those cards and letters coming. 

45th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Gene Bouley recently won a season's 
pass to all GDA Pony League football 
games with a class record of ten grandchil- 
dren. Second prize of two tickets to a 
Junior Glee Club concert with Dana Hall 
was won by the Class(less) Secretary with 
five. Are we reduced to this? 

Frank Gleason reports he has retired 
and lives near Sydney, Australia. He and 
Janet spend lots of time on their 42' 
Bavaria while Frank volunteers and does 
biological research at the University of 

George "Bucky" Starbuck is living 
in Burlington, VT, operating his medical 
and environmental rental properties. 
Building a BIG boat and duck hunting 
with Geoff Nichols. 

Gene Bouley is slowly adjusting to 
retirement from his very active schedule 
the last 40 plus years. He and Mrs. spent 
the summer hiking in New Hampshire 
and are heading for Florida in October. 
Almost old enough to play golf! 

"Wink" Pescosolido loves to rub in 
the California weather to us New 
Englanders, so ask him about his Yale- 
bound granddaughter. 

Gale French seems happy as a pig 
in... well, a poke. Three retirement checks 
and a home on the ocean in Belfast, ME 
make for one happy speedster. 

Peter Cadigan was always a step 
ahead of the rest of us, but seems to have 
lost a step. He has two in college (Ducks I 


Ralph E. Ardiff 

1958 238 Conant Street 

Dan vers, MAO J 923 

(978) 774-3336 

It is with sadness that we report the 
death of our classmate, Dick Croll. He 
died in September with the complications 
of cancer. While he did not graduate with 
our class, he had a lifelong appreciation 
for GDA and was most generous in his 
contributions to the school. Dick graduat- 
ed from Colorado College and spent most 
of his adult years in the San Francisco 
area. He had many interests including: 
investing, travel, bird watching, books, art 
and music. He was always delighted to 
hear news of GDA and visited the school 
several years ago where he was treated to 
the grand tour of GDA by Nuff 

Ken Weene reports that he is doing 
"more writing and less head shrinking." 
He splits his time now between 
Scottsdale, AZ and Long Island and usual- 
ly remembers which place he is at the 

Jim Main is enjoying his retirement 
from Japan 
Airlines. Jim, 
like all of us, is 
about the 

events of 

September 11, 
2001 and 

extends his 
prayers and 
thoughts to his 
their families 
and to our 

of our airline 

retirees, Harvey Hayden, reported that he 
is living on his meager pension and will 
not be able to give as much to GDA this 
year as he was able to in his hay-making 
years; so he will spend more time on the 
phone shaking down all of his classmates 
for money. I am sure that we are all look- 
ing forward to our annual call from our 
beloved classmate. 

Tom Grose reported that one of his 
twin daughters got married to an 
Irishman, having met him in Singapore. 
Tom is living in London with one child in 
Singapore, one in Buenos Aries, one in 
Scotland finishing school at St. Andrews 
and only one in London. He is still trying 
to predict the securities markets and is 
carrying too much overhead to retire. The 
Grose's spend two months each year at 
Christmas Cove, ME and cordially invite 
any classmates to visit him either in 
Christmas Cove or in London. 

Mike Dunsford reported in from 
Tahoe that he now has three granddaugh- 
ters and one grandson, all under the age of 
five. With the real estate market in Tahoe 
being slow, he spends lots of time sailing, 
skiing, hiking and he even climbed Mount 
Whitney, which is the tallest mountain in 

Members of the 1958 golf team 

38 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

the continental United States. Mike is 
very much enjoying the laid-back 
California lifestyle. 

Our missionary doctor, Richard 
Morse, is retiring from his medical mis- 
sion at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya after 
32-years of devoted service to his church, 
his hospital and to all of the thousands of 
his Kenya friends and patients who have 
come to rely on Richard and his mission 
for not only medical treatment, but also 
spiritual guidance and comfort. Our best 
wishes to Richard and Betty on their 
return to the United States. 

Ralph Ardiff writes, "It is only one 
and a half years until our 45th Reunion 
and I am still leading a search committee 
to find a replacement for the Class 
Secretary by our next reunion." 


Mirick Friend 

Box 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853 
(603) 569-32 J 2 

John Catlett tells us that he is build- 
ing the first private radio station permit- 
ted in India on a three year contract with 
a Rupert Murdoch organization. 

Jim Foley has now officially retired 
to Albion, ME (near Augusta) to a 100- 
year-old house with a stone cellar on six 
acres. He works as a substitute teacher in 
the eighth grade in addition to being a 
gentleman farmer. He has a pair of geese 
that are waist high and a bunch of laying 
hens. His "girls" (two Chihuahuas) and he 
love the "simply pristine rural atmos- 
phere." He loves being in the retirement 
mode and he serves as a volunteer on the 
library building committee as well. 

Peter Sherin and his family spent 
last December in Argentina enjoying the 
rain forest. He was glad to attend the sen- 
ior dinner at GDA where he spent time 
with Bill Whiting. He remains busy with 
real estate and non-profit boards. His 16- 
year-old son David is a day student at 
Noble 6k Greenough and enjoys universi- 
ty sports that were not a choice for his 
dad- crew and downhill racing. He says it 
is "hard to believe we will be visiting col- 

leges this year." 

Geoff Lewis writes, "just shufflin' 
along waiting for people to visit D.C.." 

Walter Cannon, says he is "much 
too busy. I should be slowing down. The 
world is a very interesting place after 
September 11, 2001. 1 hope we will all sur- 
vive. Family as great as ever." 

Fred Huntress, my neighbor three 
towns to the northwest, writes that he is 
"happy in retirement in New Hampshire. 
We enjoy all the amenities up here all sea- 
son long. Great winter for skiing, but can 
spring be far behind. I'm in serious train- 
ing to defeat Fergie in any road race of any 
length!! I see Bud Hadley to play golf and 
he is fine." 

Speaking of Ferg Jansen, he is still 
running Tyee Management, a restaurant 
consulting business. When I spoke to him 
he was off to the National Restaurant 
Association (another NRA) meeting in 
Chicago. His clients range from upscale to 
24/7 diners to a Japanese miso restaurant 
and a colonial theater restoration thrown 
in for interest. 

Courtney Bird says he is running 
again. He is doing residential real estate 
on a joint venture basis. His last project 
on the Cape in Massachusetts was for a 
5,800 square foot house that sold for the 
asking price, $4.5M. Currently he is nego- 
tiating to do a custom house in the same 
area. Does anyone wish to retire to the 
Cape? He is also still directing the annual 
Cape Cod Marathon, a qualifier for the 
Boston Marathon. 

I finally caught up with Mac 
MacLean after Dana's memorial service. 
Mike has been married to the love of his 
life, Pat Mullen, since 1963. He thorough- 
ly enjoyed reuniting with Dana Atchley 
and the interaction of the two couples 
that it brought. Son Mike, Jr. is 34 and is 
a clinical psychology professor at UNY- 
Buffalo. Mark Patrick is 31 and is an 
English teacher at Yonsei University in 
Seoul, Korea. Mac has been at Hormel 
Foods for 30 years in Corporate 
Management Staffing and Recruiting with 
three years off to earn an MBA at the 

University of Minnesota. Mike and I par- 
ticipated in a memorial service at the 
Moseley Chapel for Dana Atchley. Since 
Dana grew up in Lincoln, MA and there 
were lots of family residing here in the 
east, Dana's wife Denise wanted to hold a 
service for him at GDA. I led the service 
and Mike delivered a wonderful eulogy 
that covered their days at GDA with 
Dana and his reuniting with Dana in 
recent years. It was a fitting tribute to 


John C. Elxvell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(978) 462-8749 

John Slater writes that he retired 
from teaching high school English in June 
of '99 and that "retirement is fantastic." 

Richard Nalchajian and William F. Tuxbury Jr., 
co-captains of the of 1960 football team 

He is enjoying life more than ever and is 
now waiting for his wife Sue to retire from 
teaching next June. Jim Hunt, class of '61, 
visited John in September and they had a 
great time "reminiscing about the good 
ole' days." Way to go John! Like you and 
your wife, my wife is also still teaching. 
Someone has to support us in the style to 
which we have become accustomed. 

Brad Conant's daughter, Elizabeth, a 

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class notes 

graduate of Wheaton College '97 and 
Springfield College '00, is the Assistant 
Athletic Director at Miss Porters School 
in Framington, CT and is really enjoying 
the life of on campus living. Brad. ..maybe 
someday she will end up at GDA. 

Bill Braucher, whom I have not 
heard from for a long time, is living in 
West Newton, MA. Over the last decade 
he has phased out most of his law practice 
into real estate investments. Bill writes 
that he plays tennis, golf and paddle ten- 
nis. His daughter Katherine, a graduate of 
Winsor School and Brown University, is 
in her third year at Boston College Law 
School. Looks like Katherine is following 
in her dad's footsteps. His other daughter, 
Emily, a graduate of Middlesex School and 
Brown University also, is now in the Peace 
Corps in Kiribati. (I've got to stop for a 
minute while I look Kiribati up in my 
atlas). Bill also writes that his first wife, 
Susan, passed away in 1992. In 1995, Bill 
married Nan, a retired elementary school 
principal. You can't help but love those 
school principals, especially retired ones! 
Bill enjoys a second home in Nonquitt, 
South Dartmouth, MA. Way to go Bill. .it 
was great to hear from you. 

Geoff Nichols has much news to 
share. On August 18, 2001, his son 
Christopher was married to Sarah Roberts. 
They, along with Sarah's twin boys will be 
living in Pomfret, VT where Geoff, his 
wife, their daughter Hannah and her hus- 
band Stephen and their two girls live. 
Wow... Geoff is a now a grandfather four 
times. So much older than me! Nate 
Greene and his wife Kate, along with 
Geoff's brother Joel '56 and his good duck 
hunting friend from Grand Isle, VT, 
George Starbuck '57, all attended the 
wedding. Geoff also reports that Nate 
Greene's wife Kate recently had a novel, 
End Over End, published in April and it 
has received some good reviews. Geoff 
offered to help Kate edit the book, but 

Nate reminded Geoff that at GDA he was 
in the first percentile in spelling and that 
Geoff's position as the worst speller in the 
school was taken over only by Akio Takita 
when he first arrived from Tokyo. Aha... I 
have a great idea! Everyone buy Kate 
Greene's book, End Over End, read it and 
then send me a review for the next 
Archon. At least I will get some good print 
for the Archon and Nate (and Kate) will 
be that much closer to retirement. 

William Tuxbury is enjoying 
Chatham on Cape Cod while doing gen- 
eral consulting to interim management. 
Children doing well- Kathryn is starting 
Tufts Vet School in fall, James just com- 
pleted his first year at Columbia Law 
School and Susan is finishing up her M.S. 
at Florida Atlantic and currently on an 
Amazon River Research Station assign- 

Gregory Meyer reports, "Even 
though it sometimes is somewhat cool, no 
snow, ice, sleet, frozen slush or tempera- 
ture below 30. Studying taxes and proper- 
ty. We bought our third rental house. Joan 
hopes to retire from nursing." 

Carl Youngman writes, "The 
Youngman's and Deveney's golfed this 
summer at The International, previewing 
the opening of our new Tom Fazio Course. 
My restaurant in Brookline, Zaftigs, is on 
Best of Boston from Boston Magazine for 
the third year in a row. Other than watch- 
ing my 40 IK become a 20 IK, life is grand. 

News from yours truly is like most of 
the contributors to this issue. My wife 
Candy is a special education teacher at 
the Cashman Elementary School in 
Amesbury, MA. Our children are grown 
and doing well. Oldest son, Che, is a com- 
puter systems administrator for ManuLife 
Insurance in Boston. Second son, Kane, 
has his own business, Eclipse Automation, 
where he repairs and retrofits sheet metal 
and sign-making cutting machines around 
the country. Daughter, Erin '92, is an 

Occupational Therapist for Children's 
Hospital in Salem, MA. Youngest son, 
Jonathan, is attending Westfield State and 
enjoys his summer job leading groups of 
teenagers on adventure based trips for 
Adventure Lore out of Danville, NH. The , 
kind of summer job everyone should have! 
And, I retired this past June after 36 years 
in the education profession with the last 
19 years as Principal of Hamilton- 
Wenham Regional High School in 
Hamilton, MA. But, the retirement was 
short lived as I took a consulting position 
as the interim principal for Newburyport 
High School for the 2001-2002 school 
year. In fact I think that my retirement 
was about four days in length. But, I am 
thoroughly enjoying the challenges of a 
new position, which is in my home com- 
munity. My commute. eight minute 
walk from my home. ideal. I have 
learned that kids are kids... energizing and 
great.. .no matter where you are." 

That's the news from the Class of '60 
where all the men are good looking, the 
significant others strong and the children 
above average. Keep the notes coming in! 
Read End over End and send me those 
reviews. My time is up and I thank you for 
yours! And remember, the porch light is 
always on for you! 


J. Stephen Sawyer 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 017055 

(717) 732-3908 

Terry Ellis writes from Maui wher 
he has lived for 30+ years. He has worked 
at sugar cane companies doing everything 
from driving a hoe to driving cane haul 
trucks to running a raw sugar factory. He 
headed up camp for ordinance clearing 
operations on Kaho'o Lawe. He is now 
making doors and windows and growing 
taro and vegetables. 

Thomas S. Tobey 

40 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 


59 West Panola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022-1 20') 

(650) 941-5060 

40th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

"Darrell Hamric continues to man- 
age his real estate properties in Texas and 

Marty and Bill Sperry at their home in Homosassa, FL 

co-invests with Frank Bond in New 
Mexico," says Tom Tobey. They could 
probably use the services of Bill McPhee 
whose long legal career with Cravath 
Swaine & Moore continues. 

Ken Pouch writes that he and Peter 
Buck have spent a number of fishing 
vacations together with families in the 
Bahamas and have run into Slater Smith 
and Gar Randall who sail there in the 
winter as well. 

Steve Barkin's career research in 
Middle Eastern studies has returned him 
to the lecture circuit- Bull Sager would 
be proud. Steve has offered to give a talk 
at Reunion on recent developments in the 
Muslim world which should be well worth 

Malcom Donaldson writes that he 
and Jim Everett have founded a plumbing 
distributorship in Alaska and the 

Appalachians and that they are doing fine 
and, in spite of this challenging economy, 
demand is solid. 

Rick Tongberg and Warren 
Steelespent some time together at a soccer 
coach's clinic in Florida and report that 
each of them is ready to play if asked. 

Denis Golden, taking umbrage at my 
letter this fall, writes that he has become a 
"techie" at last and is developing an 
Internet software program for his trivia 
radio show. "If I had known it was this 
easy I would have tried to meet Bill Gates 
sooner!" Denis promises 
to announce an "interac- 
tive, streaming media 
website" for our reunion 

Ed Kleven writes 
that he and Tay Vaughn 
have been collaborating 
on a book about their 
mutual interest, Japanese 
floral arrangements to be 
published this winter. 
Ben Jameson and Tim 
McNally are investors- 
it's great to see class- 
mates' continuing hob- 
bies keeping them 
together for all these years. 

Correspondence with Peb Rock in 
July found him and wife Jackie in Phoenix 
off to celebrate their tenth wedding 
anniversary in Las Vegas. 

Ray Bird reports that in spite of age 
and injuries, he continues to play soccer 
in an adult league in Boston. 

Howard Durfee reports that he, 
Peter Butler, Cy Hoover and Bob James 
are frequent golf buddies and as a four- 
some have challenged "all comers" at the 
reunion. Any response? 

Have heard reports that Steve 
Kasnet is building a sailing yacht in 
Manchester and that he retained the 
marine engineering skills and supplies of 
Bob Snyder and Bob MacLaughlin, also 
big sailors, residing in Maine. Maybe they 
will show us the finished product this 

Got a note from Jim Moore that he 
and "The Butt Club" want a reunion and 
are seeking the whereabouts of Rick 
Knight, Jim Gordon, Bob Culver and Bill 
Huston. Does anyone know where these 
guys are ? 

John Acerra, Ham Agnew, Paul 
Johnson and Peter Bjork, all now retired 
from Wall Street, have written various 
notes on "Surviving The Dot-Corn 
Bubble" and we might be able to get them 
to collectively chair an investment round- 
table for us in June, if there is any stock 
market left. 

Former grapplers Jack Fenn and 
Mark Johnson, not surprisingly, have 
leaped into the national surge of patriotic 
pride and are producing a line of historic 
American flag memorabilia out of a for- 
mer textile mill once owned by former 
venture capitalists and classmates, John 
Fay and Stan Healy. We wish them well 
in this timely venture. 

Chris Ferris and Pete Flaherty, long 
residents of California, have dropped out 
of politics for now, but not so for Pete 
Kelly, Theodore Moore and Rob 
Michele, each of whom has run for either 
local or state office over the years. 

Jim O'Dea and Jeb Selden write that 
their normally hectic international travels 
have been curtailed since September, but 
that they anticipate being active in their 
respective roles in the State Department 
soon. Nick Strater, along with the 
Department of Defense assures us "things 
will get better soon - trust me!" Good to 
know Nick is on the case. 

John Tarbell writes, "Everyone has 
been great responding to the anticipation 
of the Reunion. For me, I have little news 
here - living in New York these last weeks 
is enough. Look forward to seeing you all 
in June!" 

Tom Tobey writes, "This was a GDA 
trip that I not only looked forward to with 
great anticipation, but which far exceeded 
my expectations. In a recent trip east, I 
felt like it was a trip down memory lane. 
After a wedding weekend of a friend's son 
on Cape Cod, I met Pete Maghinist at the 

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class notes 

Harvard Faculty Club. Other than a slight 
hair coloration change that has hit most 
of us, Pete looked the same. He was 
relaxed, spoke fondly of his wife and chil- 
dren and was about to depart for 
Heidleberg, Germany to present a paper. 
Peter is his usual, productive self as a 
member of the Program in the Study of 
Religion and the Divinity School. Earlier, 
he taught in departments of religion or 
Near Eastern studies at Case Western 
Reserve University (1971-77), the 
University of Arizona, Tucson (1977-86) 
and the University of Michigan, Ann 
Arbor (1986-1990). His primary interest 
is in ancient Near Eastern cultural, intel- 
lectual and social history, focusing partic- 
ularly on ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. 
It was really wonderful to see him and I 
intend to see him again at the reunion 
next spring. 

I spent a grand evening with Burke 
Leahey and his wife, Barbara at their 
home in Duxbury. The evening followed 
an earlier meeting at which time we were 
checking out a local eating establish- 
ment's attempt at the American hamburg- 
er. They have a way to go although the 
company was fantastic. Burke and Barb 
are thoroughly enjoying retirement. Burke 
doesn't know how he had time to work. 
They spend their time between an apart- 
ment in Boston, Duxbury and Florida. Life 
is definitely agreeing with them. 

I was able to tie my visit in the area 
to see a doctor at Dana-Farber. Andy 
Whittemore set up my meeting and it 
proved to be most encouraging. The high- 
light of the visit with Andy was getting a 
round of "golf in with Andy, his wife, 
Rhodie and Colin Studds. It was a beauti- 
ful day and the company was superb. I was 
able to catch up on news of Sam 
Wakeman's new venture as the 
owner/operator of a hardware store. I put a 
cap on the trip with a visit with Peter 

Bragdon at the campus in Byfield. While 
the place never seems the same without 
seeing the faces of Buster, David Williams 
and Bill Sperry, the changes to the campus 
are phenomenal. The new library, science 
and math building, field house and 
numerous living units are only a few of the 
changes. Lights on the track, new fields, 
the movement of The Red School House 
and the performing arts center are incred- 
ible additions. 

I am excited about the prospects of 
seeing many faces at the 40th reunion that 
John has been hyping in recent months. 
Steve Kasnet is on the Board of Trustees, 
so we are well represented in the current 

I am hopefully on the road to recov- 
ery after a scary summer of tests, surgery 
and radiation. I am very grateful for the 
many cards, calls and well wishing from so 
many old friends from "Byfield Days." 
Thank you. 


Peter P. Morrin 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 
pmorrin@speedmuseum . org 

Three communications recently, two 
from classmates and one from the daugh- 
ter of a classmate. 

Bob Ingalls is another of our distin- 
guished classmates in academe. Bob 
reports, "I've been out of touch for the 
past few decades so I guess it's time to 
write. After getting too many degrees 
(Ph.D. in Psychology from UConn, M.S. 
in Computer Science from RPI), I have 
been working for the past 15 years as the 
Executive Director of the Computer 
Science Department at RPI where I teach 
and do administrative stuff." Great to hear 
from you, Bob. 

Next we heard from Peter Coburn. 
Peter notes, "A recent issue of the Archon 

noted that Ben Mann, my freshman 
roommate (Moody 3), was flying to Kenya 
in his Gulfstream V. Since I was going to 
be in Kenya as well I decided to look for 
him. I searched for him in the Masai, 
Mara, Kakamega and Tsavo East among 
many other places. Then I remembered - 
Ben doesn't know the difference between 
a passerine and an ungulate- I should 
have checked the nightclubs! So I didn't 
see Ben, but I did see many mammals, 
450+ species of birds and some wonderful 
scenery. Beautiful country, kind and gra- 
cious people, great trip!" Peter, the solu- 
tion is simple- have Ben take you along in 
the Gulfstream V on his next trip! 

Finally, a more momentous commu- 
nication from Penny Gaston, daughter of 
our late classmate, Chip Waggoner. 
Penny writes, "Chip Waggoner was my 
father, although I never had the opportu- 
nity to meet him before he passed away in 
1979. I'm looking for old stories or pic- 
tures you may have of him in hope that I 
might know him through other people's 
memories. Anything would be helpful. 
Thank you for your time." Penny Easton, 
office: 770-514-3490, fax: 770-795-2020, 
cell: 678-641-7299, email: penny.east- 


H. Laurence Henchey 

8 Orris Street 

Melrose, MA 02176 

(781) 662-2588 

Tom Gregg reports that he is still 
working hard and living in Colonial 
Williamsburg, VA. His son Chris just fin- 
ished seven years with the Navy as a cryp- 
tology officer and is now at Harvard seek- 
ing his Masters in Education. Daughter 
Tory is an M.D. in orthopedic surgery and 
serving her residency at MCV in 
Richmond. He and wife Kris just celebrat- 
ed their 33rd wedding anniversary. 

42 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

Peter Thomas, clearly in a post 
September 1 1 mood, emailed me from 
Cornell, to wish " and peace for 
our class and all others." 

In October, Patti and I had a visit 
from John Mercer and wife Florence. 
They were here to do some fall hiking and 
wine tasting. Not simultaneously, of 
course, although that may be next. 1 seem 
to recall we had fun. In November, they 
are going trekking in Patagonia, as John 
claims some (thin) business excuse to be 
in Buenos Aires. 

Patti and I continue to rusticate. 
Last week I shot a bear that was trying to 
gain entry to our house. Ironically, she will 
have succeeded, as we expect years of 
enjoyment from her hide that is to 
become our hearth rug. And so it goes. 




Ford Schumann wrote to say that he 
was sorry that he couldn't make Reunion 
Weekend, but he and Mare are still on the 
organic farm in Chestertown, MD. He 
also runs a rural recycling program and 
hosts a local open mic night. Their daugh- 
ter Brook has graduated from college and 

is working as a stitcher for the San Diego 
Opera Company. Their son Robin is tak- 
ing a break from college and thinking of 
going out to San Diego also. While Ford is 
trying to perfect his golf game, Mare is 
going back to school to pursue a master in 

I'm still in Maine, trying to protect 
the lakes from people who would love 
them to death. I am also indulging in my 
love of herpetology by helping document 
the presence of reptile and amphibian 
species in the towns in my area for the 
Maine Herpetological Atlasing project. 
My passion for birding took me to 
Scotland last spring for ten days of birding 
in Galloway and Dumfries - saw a lot of 
new (to me) birds even though our tour- 
ing about was curtailed by the hoof and 
mouth outbreak. My daughter Kate is a 
senior at Marlboro College ( VT) majoring 
in Egyptology. My son is working for 
Hilton Hotels in Reno, NV. What are 
your children up to? 

The Reunion photo did not include 
Don Hudson, who came for Saturday 
evening but could not make the afternoon 
programs. He is living in Hampton, NH 
and working as a graphic artist. He and his 
wife Robin are into ballroom dancing and 
had a great time at the Reunion. 

Nor did the photo include the love- 
ly ladies that accompanied some of the 
Class of '66. Robin came with Don 
Hudson to the dinner on Saturday. There 
for supper on Friday night with Greg 
Kelliher was Joanne and Mimi came with 
Jack Wellman. Saturday, 
Claudia came with Tom 
Hildreth. It was a pleasure 
to have met these women - 
and they helped raise the 
tone of the conversation 
and generally made for a 
fun time (the 30th Reunion 
was pretty much a stag 

From what I 
remember from 
Reunion Weekend- 
Members of the 1966 Red Key Society Baer has a medical practice 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

6775A Pasado Road 

hla Vista, CA 93 117 

(805) 685- J 868 

linberg@lifesci . Iscf. ucsb. edu 

Michael]. Little 

82A Summer Street 

Waterville, ME 04901 


in Ipswich; he never got far from home. 
Ted Caldwell is still doing science-enrich- 
ment for several schools in the 
Adirondacks. Tom Walker is working for 
LLBean. Tim Keeney is the environmen- 
tal officer for a utility company. Greg 
Kelleher is a lawyer in Northampton, 
MA. Charlie Estes is running his own 
environmental consulting firm in 
Washington, DC. 

Tom Hildreth is with Carrabassett 
Valley Coffees - good stuff, visit him on 
the web. Jack Wellman works for Joule, 
Inc. in New Jersey. We are a wonderfully 
diverse bunch! 

Len Johnson says, "Married to the 
same wonderful woman, Christine 
Molitor, for 20 years!" 

Jim Keeler says, " Very disappointed 
I couldn't return for the reunion last June, 
but we had booked a vacation to 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire start- 
ing the following weekend. Had to come 
back for our annual Keeler family clam- 
bake - steel drums filled with lobsters, 
clams and corn on the cob layered inside 
seaweed, then steamed over a hot wood 
fire - delicious!" 



Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

ben_beach@ tws . org 


35th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Robert Bass (RMBass@key- is the new chairman of 
Stanford Management, which oversees 
the university's endowment. He recently 
completed a 12-year run as a Stanford 
trustee, serving four of those years as 
chairman. Robert's three youngest are at 
Yale Law School, Stanford and Oxford. 

Also studying abroad is Andrew 
Nichols' daughter Rachael, who won a 
Fulbright co go to New Zealand and study 

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class notes 

the works of poet James Baxter. 

Roger Block and Amy Jordan set 
sail in July from the North Shore for a year 
of travel between Maine and the 

The water also has lured Dwight 
Reid's ( daughter 
Andrea, who takes part in crew. Dwight 
and Coree spend weekends traveling to 
regattas. Daughter Emily won a fellowship 
to study for a week with the Miami ballet. 

Don't even think of dissing Alan 
Rothfeld ( His 
high school son William is a 6'2", 235- 
pound starting lineman. "I've stopped 
telling him what to do," says Alan. 

Stanley Greenberg 

( doesn't have that 
problem. In November he made his inau- 
gural trip to Disney World so his young- 
sters could meet Mickey and Donald. 
Stanley said he felt it was his "patriotic 
duty" to keep Disney afloat. 

Back in Maine is Ray Huard 
(, the chief finan- 
cial officer and director of sales and mar- 
keting for Northeast Turf, which is the 
exclusive distributor of Fieldturf. They are 
selling to pro teams and colleges. 

Two class members are now keeping 
New Englanders' spirits up with fine bev- 
erages. Phil Finn ( 
has signed on as VP for purchasing with 
Martignetti in Norwood, MA and Russ 
Bolles recently celebrated 27 years as pro- 
prietor of the Ipswich Bottle Shop. 

After 15 years with Chrysler, Don 
Gay ( struck out 
on his own in 2001, selling health insur- 
ance for the self-employed. Among Don's 
other activities are football and lacrosse 

Once upon a time, Wayne Noel and 
Ward Westhafer ( 
were almost neighbors. Today they are just 
about at opposite ends of the Eastern 

Seaboard, living in Vermont's Northeast 
Kingdom and Lake Worth, Florida. If they 
make it to Reunion 2002, it will be their 
first non-phone get-together in 30 years. 

Keith Adolph is a software develop- 
er for Inovant, a Visa International sub- 
sidiary, in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Son Kevin, a sophomore, is on the high 
school cross-country team, though GDA's 
two-time cross country captain insists it 
was not his idea. 

Tom Taylor's son Andy is captain of 
the harriers at Choate Rosemary Hall and 
as of press time was trying to figure out 
where he wants to end up in college. 
( Also wrestling 
with that decision is the captain of the 
field hockey team at Urbana (MD) High 
School, Mick Doolittle's youngest daugh- 
ter, Morgan. Could she have been named 
for one of Mick's pony football teamates? 

On September 11, Carter Evans 
( was one football field 
away from the World Trade Center. Just as 
he sat down to tackle email, he heard a 
"kaboom" and felt his building shake. 
Fifteen blocks into his northerly retreat he 
turned around to see the first tower col- 

Got a German shepherd that needs a 
good home? Call Web Pearce out in 
Hollister, CA. After years of helping 
marine mammals, he and Donna now are 
active in a group that takes in German 
shepherds at risk of being put to sleep. 
They keep them until a permanent owner 
can be found. Web is a software tester for 

Another Bay Area classmate, Rich 
Brayton (, is 
finalizing Four Seasons resorts for Jackson 
Hole, Egypt, Costa Rica and Whistler, 
BC. No wonder he blew through the 
100,000-mile mark on United in 2001. 

Mac Barnes 

( wants you to 

have a comfortable retirement. He's writ- 
ten Total Wealth, which you should be able 
to find in bookstores and at 

"There's more to life than work!!" 
Dave Marsh ( 
says after enjoying a three-month leave of ' 
absence from Save the Children. 

Jay Marsh (marsh-economic@world-, an economist who serves as 
an expert witness in litigation, is finding 
enough work to keep him busy but is not 
taking on so much that he can't enjoy life. 
Last October, for the 13 th year in a row, 
Jay and some old friends went scuba div- 
ing in Mexico. 

Lew Rumford ( 
is now George Washington University's 
senior advisor for business development, 
looking for ways to link education and 
technology in ways that can make money 
for the school. Lew's former co-captain, 
Bill Alfond, was down at Wake Forest in 
the fall and ran some handoff drills with 
former halfback Jim Millett. "He looked 
good," Bill reports. 

Andy Rimmington 

( has received a one- 
year appointment as a "special student" in 
the American Studies Department at 
Harvard. While doing research at 
Widener Library, he may run into Fred 
Burchsted, who works there. Next time 
you think your job is tough, imagine being 
a convention planner in the post- 
September 11 world. That's what Jeff 
Wood ( does day-in and 
day-out in his New York office at the 
American Institute of Chemical 


Daniel C. Look 

3287 Whitfield Drive 
Marietta, GA 30062 


Greetings once again. I received 
notes from a variety of the usual suspects 

44 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

tor this issue of the Archon. 

Dan Ogg's epistle was "Fishing in 
Kodiak." I hope that they are biting. 

John Wannop informs that he has 

the next few months, at least, I am expect- 
ed to have dinner on the table on time 
each night ... so much for best laid plans." 
Chuck Johnson writes, "I'm very 

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three kids in college at the same time and 
one a freshman in high school. Melissa is 
a senior at Cornell, Bob is a sophomore at 
Middlebury and Brian a frosh at Harvard. 
All state schools with low tuition! Hang 
in there, John. This is also his 21st year in 
Woodstock, VT. 

Jim Rudolph sent his notes on his 
law office stationary. I had this official 
looking envelope waiting for me in mid- 
September and thought, "What am I in 
trouble for now!" Jim comments on how 
many of us already have grandchildren!! 
(Not me!) Jim's oldest son is in his first 
year at Babson; his middle son Bobby is a 
frosh at GDA (in the same class as Marc 
Tucker's son, Ty); and Jim's youngest, 
Katie, is a seven-year-old second grader 
(my best academic year). Jim sends his 
best wishes to all. 

Harry Kangis sent "greetings from 
one lonely class secretary to another." At 
the end of September, I accepted early 
retirement from Procter & Gamble, which 
I am choosing to call my "commence- 
ment" into the next chapter. Plans 
include some part-time management and 
marketing consulting, a lot of pro-bono 
work for The Nature Conservancy and the 
usual retirement stuff- more golf, travel, 
body maintenance (a really big job!) and 
grandbaby time. My wife is retiring this 
December, so like Butch and Sundance 
we're jumping off the cliff hand in hand. 
Of course, she has informed me that for 

Members of the choir class of 1968 

impressed My last news bit published 

in the Archon earlier this year included a 
suggestion to check out my son's college 
alma mater, the University of Puget 
Sound. Lo and behold, the Archon com- 
mencement issue listed one 2001 GDA 
grad at UPS, two more at Lewis & Clark, 
a couple at the Univ. of the Pacific and 
others going to UCSD, Denver, Colorado 
State and Santa Clara. This is a historic 
event when over ten percent of a graduat- 
ing class ends up on the West Coast or 
close to it. It speaks well of the college 
placement staff as well as the increased 
geographic diversity of the students admit- 
ted to GDA. 

As for myself, I am going through 
the next stage of parenting which is "now 
that the kid has graduated college, when is 
he going to get a job." The good news is 
that he is seriously looking for work and is 
not living at home. 

And there was another interesting 
parental "anxiety attack" following the 
tragic events in N.Y.C., D.C. and 
Pennsylvania. By circumstance, we were 
on a family vacation in Sweden with our 
son at the time and, after his initial shock, 
he was ready to sign up and go to war. 
Fortunately, we weren't near any recruit- 
ing office. He cooled down and realized 
that was not the answer and that he would 
have to find other means to help eradicate 
terrorism and further the cause of peace 
and harmony throughout the world. Hope 

all is well with you and your family." 
Chuck Johnson '68, 2644 La Mesa Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825, 

Ross Raymond writes, "Hello from 
Chapel Hill, where the streets are still 
abuzz with the fact that the Tar Heels, 
while juiced on patriotic determination, 
pulled off an astounding upset against 
perennial powerhouse Florida State. 
However, as that thrill subsides you can 
still see the pain and questions on peoples 
faces related to September 11 and the 

On the news front, at the ripe old 
age of 5 1 , 1 am starting my own consulting 
business building on 15 years in pharma- 
ceutical R&D and a 5 -year stint in an 
entrepreneurial start up building applica- 
tion software for that domain. I have been 
thinking about it for a year at least and 
getting laid off in August was just the final 
push I needed. 

Our two boys Chris (12) and Adam 
(nine) are off to a great start this school 
year with less Nintendo, more sports/exer- 
cise and usually doing homework without 
much complaining long can that 

Had a wonderful family oriented 
summer, with about ten days in the Tetons 
and Yellowstone followed shortly by a ter- 
rific week in Truro, Cape Cod with my 
cousin Barry Burlingham "71 and his 
family. Making sure our kids maintain 
their connection like we did growing up 
together will always be a priority. 

I may well end up doing work in your 
vicinity with Solvay or UCB in the next 
year so you may get a call with sufficient 
advance warning for a visit. Thanks for 
your efforts toward maintaining commu- 
nications within our class." 

Charles Johnson writes, "Not a 
whole lot to report except that I'm retiring 
from farming. A combination of poor ag 
business climate and health problems 
related to my limb loss make it a good 
time to find a less stressful way of making 
a living. I have the opportunity to work 
with handicapped farmers adjusting to 

The Archon « Winter 2001-02 45 

class notes 

returning to their job. The house on the 
Cape is due for completion by Christmas 
so we may take some time off and enjoy 
it. Spencer is three and a half so soon 
school will limit our ability to make use 
of it." 

Ben Brewster, "A quick update. I 
have spent this last summer teaching 
summer school at Madison Park High 
School in Roxbury as part of an alterna- 
tive teacher certification program. This 
fall I am the eighth grade math teacher 
at the charter school here in Plymouth. 
I've graduated from Chair of the Board 
of Trustees, to teacher at the school. 
Exciting, but a lot of work. I am now in 
a better position to realize the vision 
with which we started over five years 
ago. Not exactly what I had in mind 
when I set out." Ben Brewster, 44 Brook 
Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360, 508-224- 
4061',, OR: Rising Tide 
Charter School, 6 Resnik Rd., Plymouth, 
MA 02360, 508-747-2620 x27, bbrew- 

Don Hayes came out of semi-retire- 
ment to do some semi-work. Having fun 
doing network administration for a school 

Robert T. Stewart writes, "I am 
nearly finished work on my masters 
(M.A.) in marriage and family therapy. I 
am an attorney, but my practice is devot- 
ed primarily to divorce and custody medi- 

Chris Page, "Remember me from 
Governor Dummer days? I'm sorry I didn't 
look you up when I was in Atlanta for a 
conference in May. When you make that 
move up to New England, please give me 
a call. I'd love to catch up with you. I real- 
ly appreciate your serving as class secretary 
and look forward to hearing from old 
classmates via the Archon. 

This is what I'm up to these days. 
Twenty years ago, I ventured out of Maine 

Haskell Rhett '54 and Jeff Gordon '69 at the GDA Auction, Georgetown Club 

and have been living and working in the 
Boston area since then. I've been working 
the last eight years as a risk management 
consultant for AEW Capital 
Management, a real estate advisory firm 
based on Boston's waterfront. I was 
divorced ten years ago and am happily liv- 
ing with a very fine lady in Peabody. My 
daughter is 23, a beautiful young woman 
living in the Boston area and starting her 
career in construction management (and 
finishing her degree in psychology!). My 
20-year-old son is not much of a student 
but I'm hoping he's a late bloomer. He's 
living in Denver with friends and plans to 
re-start attending technical school in 
September. My sports passion these days is 
ski racing. A few years ago I joined the 
masters program, a very humbling experi- 
ence as most of the competitors have been 
racing all their lives; but it's lots of fun and 
gets me around to many different ski areas. 
I'm at the back of the pack in my masters' 
age group but it definitely pays off when 
the annual insurance industry ski race is 
held at Stowe! 

By the way, there was a very interest- 
ing profile of Ben Beach in the Boston 
Globe this year just before the marathon. 
What a guy!" D. Christopher Page, Risk 
Management Consultant, AEW Capital 
Management, L.P., Two Seaport Lane, 
World Trade Center East, Boston, MA 
02210-2021, 617-261-9583 (tel), 617- 
261-9555 (fax). 

Finally from myself. I continue to 
work on the evolution of our new compa- 
ny. The growing demand and need in sen- 
ior housing and long-term care is present- 
ing a myriad of opportunities and new 
solutions. We are working on facilitating 
the process of community self-assessment 
and the focus of quality outcomes and 
benchmarks for competency of care. 
Currently, the regulatory environment 
focuses on lowest common denominators. 
We are also working with the delivery of 
aging care management at home, reducing 
the need for institutionalization. 

My kids are all well. Sean is still in 
New Haven, doing the sports for The 
Register. David is in N.Y.C. acting and 

46 The Archon « Wmrcr 2001-02 

working for one of the four companies 
overseeing the integrity of the clean up at 
the WTC. He is at the ground-zero site 
daily. Courtney is in her sophomore year 
at Auburn, focusing in on Nursing. As I 
write this, Anne is laid up with a broken 
kneecap from two days ago. Our mobility 
for the next few weeks is limited. 
Hopefully, no surgery. I am well, working 
too hard, but loving the challenge and 
opportunity. I have been blessed to work 
in eldercare; it is very rewarding. 

As we go through the aftermath of 
September 1 1 , our focuses have returned 
and strengthened to the people and situa- 
tions that matter. Family and friends are 
our greatest gifts and comfort. Be comfort- 
ed by those blessings and have a safe holi- 
day. God speed. 

Jeffrey L. Gordon 
Glen Farm Road 

Portsmouth, RJ 02871 


jlgordon I @aol . com 

Chris Barker writes that he is living 
in North Andover with his wife Jill and 
his nine-year-old son, Ben. His Bassett 
hound, Annabelle, wins the longevity 
award- 16 years old! Chris is the Director 
of Technology at Chapel Hill-Chauncy 
Hall School in Waltham as well as Varsity 
Wrestling Coach. He will have nostalgic 
thoughts of Heb when he returns to GDA 
for his team's wrestling meet in February. 

Peter Wheeler is still at 
Commonwealth Financial Network, "the 
best broker/dealer for independents." Pete 
says that he is still surfing and loves to 
travel, having just returned from France 
where he found a great beach to surf there 
as well. He lives with his wife and three 
children in Weston, MA. 

Tim Tenney was visiting the 
O'Leary brothers this summer to celebrate 
Mrs. O'Leary's 75th birthday in Oyster 
Harbors on the Cape. As he says, "It was 
nice to be with an Irish family who can 
still drink." (I don't think he was referring 
to Pepsi, either!) 


]. Randall Whitney 

30 Monument Square #215 

( loncord, MA 01742 

(978) 369-0914 

jr*whitney@bicnei .net 

Jeff Brown and Jack Cutler hope to 
have all the 4,000 peaks in New England 
climbed by our next reunion. (35th, 
32nd?) They last sent a postcard from 
Vermont in August - "Greetings from Ben 
& Jerry's." 

Stilman Davis visited the GDA 
campus after 25+ years. Here for a week in 
September from England attending a pub- 
lishing conference, Stilman had dinner 
one night with John Newman and Randy 
Whitney. He is still offering a "cup of tea" 
to anyone who gets across the Atlantic to 
visit Mary, his wife, and their many dogs. 

Ron Latham has just finished his 
tenth year directing the Berkshire 
Athenaeum, the public library for the city 
of Pittsfield, MA. His youngest son, Justin, 
is a junior at Dartmouth and his oldest 
son, Adam, has graduated from West 
Point and is now taking advanced training 
in commanding tanks at Fort Knox. 

Henry Eaton reports that daughter 
Brooke, now a junior at GDA, went on 
the school-sponsored trip to Vietnam with 
Catherine Whitney '01. Randy Whitney's 
older child, Alex is now a freshman at 
GDA. Four more years! 

Terry Nolan has just retired from 
the U.S. Military as a Surface Warfare 
Officer driving warships "around the 
seven seas." He has two sons, one recently 
graduated from Georgia Institute of 
Technology and one to graduate in 
December from Southern Polytechnic. 
Terry and his wife, Ruby, now reside in 
Stone Mountain, GA. 

Jeb Bradley is finishing his sixth 
term in the New Hampshire State 
Legislature. In the next 2002 Republican 
Primary, he will run for the First District 
Congressional seat in New Hampshire. 

Nat Williams has started his 21st 
year with the Nature Conservancy as 
VP/State Director for the Maryland, D.C. 
Chapter. He has worked with conserva- 

tion programs in Belize, Panama and 
Venezuela, as well as Maryland. Annette, 
Nat's wife, is now on staff of the 
Conservancy. Children Jordan (16), Sam 
(15) and Jamie (seven) are all doing well. 

197 1 

Stephen ./. < 'onnell 
I ! L ) Madison Avenue 
Clifton, NJ 0701 1-2705 
(973) 773-3929 

Mario Rivera 

J 2264 NW 3 2nd Manor 

Sunrise, FL 33323 

riveraj@aol com 

Gig Barton reports, "Who would 
have thought I would end up working for 
Court TV! Will try and keep classmates 
from showing up on trial coverage. Living 
in N.Y.C. with daughter Spencer (12), son 
George (eight) and wife of 15 years Holly. 
Do not see enough of anyone from '71." 


Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Liberty ville, IL 60048 

(847) 549-8407 

30th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Phil Zenner reports that he just got 
back from Jamaica in early October. He is 
back at work building up the training 
department for Servigistics, a field service 
parts planning system. 

Richard Hackel says that since the 
25th reunion, he has divorced, moved to 
Ann Arbor, MI to take a new position as 
Director of Ophthalmic Photography at 
the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye 
Center, met and married to his wife, 
Jenny, who has two teenage daughters. 
They are currently adding a big addition 
to a little old house in town. He adds that 
he still recklessly maintains his insanity by 
making and exhibiting artwork and play- 
ing the guitar whenever possible. 

Bill Frost reports all is somewhat 

The Archon « Winter 2001-02 47 

class notes 

okay out here in the Beverly area consid- 
ering the recent events. He is still doing 
the same old stuff - a little tennis here and 
there. He is dabbling is some real estate 
too. He is contemplating spending some 
time this winter down in his place in 
Jupiter, FL. At least bouncing back and 

Peter Conway got my letter regard- 
ing Archon news and thought he'd send an 
email. (Thanks Peter, it really is easy, isn't 
it.) His daughter is in her freshman year at 
Vanderbilt. She likes the college life big 
time but the South is taking some getting 
used to. He reports that a couple of our 
classmates moved over the last few 

Jim 'Ace' Pierce finds himself in 
Chicago while Paul Commito (who left 
him with an old cell phone #) moved to 
New Jersey. Peter adds that a significant 
portion of their business comes from the 
New York publishing community- a 
bunch of whom were situated in or near 
the WTC. As is the case with everyone, 
he is sure, the stories we've heard told are 
horrific. Some of them are still among the 
missing people. 

Tim Traver sends greetings from the 
Traver clan in Taftsville, VT. Tim works 
now for a rural economic development 
outfit in Montpelier and he does free- 
lance science writing on the side. His wife 
is on the faculty at Antioch New England 
graduate school. The kids are growing up 
and out. First of three graduated from high 
school in May. She's spending a year in 
Paris as a Rotary International exchange 
student before college. Sensing the empty 
nest situation coming, they took leaves 
from work last winter and spent it study- 
ing Spanish and touring southern Mexico 
with the family and home schooling kids. 
Great times living in Ciudad, Oaxaca for 
six weeks and then in the southern coastal 
village of Puerto Angel- a new perspective 
on the world and family for all of us. He 

wishes our classmates well and looks for- 
ward to our 30th. 

As for the Durham family, not much 
has changed recently. Work at Allstate 
has been very busy. I celebrated my 25th 
anniversary with them in June. Hard to 
believe, but over half my life has been 
spent at Allstate. The family is fine. Our 
eighth grade daughter, Andrea, still fills 
most of our free time. My wife, Jana, 
spends the rest of her free time donating it 
as the registrar for the local Girl Scout 
council. I spend my free time doing prairie 
restoration in the local forest preserves. 
Remember the 30th Reunion is next June! 
Keep those cards, letters and emails com- 


Edward Young 
15602 North 13th Avenue 

Phoeniz, AZ 85023 

602-504-065 J 

youngarizonaboy@aol . com 

I am sad to report the death of 
Donald Stewart Leas, III, remembered by 
some of us as "Boy" Leas, on July 12, 2001 
of stomach cancer. I received a note from 
Susan Leas just recently. Those of you 
wishing to send a note of condolence may 
write to her at 292 Colonial Lane Palm 
Beach, Florida 33480. 

News from Chris and Robin '74 
Baker that they are well and enjoying 
their new role as parents of a GDA stu- 
dent. A footnote — Chris and Robin have 
now made history. To my knowledge they 
are the first alums to meet at GDA, marry 
and have an offspring attend the 
Academy. Sounds like an Archon feature 
story to me. In any event, Chris also writes 
that Meredith '05 is enjoying her fresh- 
man year and that he is impressed with 
the changes on campus. Chris also is 
impressed that GDA has maintained its 
small and friendly atmosphere. He is 
opening a new animal hospital in 

Hampton Falls, NH and is exhausted but 
excited about this new venture. Chris has 
recently been in touch with Wyatt 
Garfield, Tom Hagan, Frank Holmes, 
Merrill Marsh and Dolf Haffenreffer. He 
sends wishes to Dolf for a speedy recovery 
with his ruptured Achilles tendon. Dolf, 
didn't they tell you that at our age we are 
now in "prime" shape for ruptured 
Achilles tendons? 

On a more serious note, I join Bake 
in his good wishes to anyone hurt by 
recent events in New York and 

Mike Balf writes that daughter 
Timna is now 19 and going into the army 
in Israel in November. She has just fin- 
ished a year of National Service in Israel 
where they live. She volunteered as a 
counselor at a drug rehabilitation center 
for teens. Mike notes that although very 
difficult, it was a very enriching experi- 
ence for his eldest child. Second daughter 
Noa is in 12th grade, studying hard, play- 
ing basketball and learning to drive. She 
too will enter the Army next year. Mike, 
following after my own pattern, has a 
third much younger child, Alon and he is 
happy in second grade to move from sport 
to sport. Wife Rachel continues her work 
as a social worker at a local hospital and 
Mike is now a principal (we really are liv- 
ing similar lives) at the regional high 
school. He has 600 students in grades 10- 
12. Mike, good luck on finishing your doc- 
torate and thanks for the news. 

George Brock writes that he had a 
stroke on his birthday in 2000, but look- 
ing on the bright side of things, he reports 
that returning to a nursing facility has 
given him time to catch up on his poetry 
reading. That's our George, aka "Lou." 
Best wishes and a speedy recovery from all 
of us! 

Scott "Shack" Johnson writes that 
he spent nine and a half weeks this sum- 
mer in India. Among the many wonders 

48 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

and beauties of the trip, Scott notes, "in 
India one has to define one's privacy 
because it will not be given to you." 

Craig Laub sends news that his 
daughter Lydia, now almost three, started 
pre-school three half days a week. Luckily, 
she likes it! His daughter Cora was born 
on February 9, 2001. Craig, congratula- 

It was good to hear from Walter 
Rivera especially in light of the events of 
September 11. Walter reports that his law 
office, as of his note, is still closed due to 

are reminded that there really is "no place 
like home" and that there is nothing like 
the memory of friendships established dur- 
ing our school days at the Academy. May 
we remember each other in our individual 
prayers until we meet again. Peace out." 


Pam]. Tuner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

pamtoner@ixpartners . com 

Members of the 1974 varsity women's basketball team 

Steve Bottomley says, "I was hired 
by a local family to 
oversee the building of a 
new 18 hole public golf 
course in Greenland, 
NH. The Breakfast Hill 
Golf Club opened in 
June of 2000. I have 
stayed on as General 
Manager to get the 
course established. Still 
single and living in Rye, 

the World Trade Center tragedy. His office 
building is a few blocks south of the 
WTO Everyone was safely evacuated 
from his office although Walter himself 
was on route to the courts in the Bronx at 
the time of the attacks. Still, he reports 
that he could see the huge white cloud of 
smoke all the way from the Bronx. 
Clearly, our prayers go out to you Walter 
and all of the victims of this tragedy. 

The Youngs made a recent trip east 
to GDA's Parents' Weekend. "Our 
Kristina is in her senior year and we were 
blessed to have the opportunity to share in 
this glorious weekend event at school. 
Eddie, our eldest is enjoying freshman year 
at Pomona College in Claremont and 
Aaliyah, our youngest, is thriving at her 
preschool. This is her year to take the 
admissions test for kindergarten at Daddy's 
school. She'll probably be fine, but do pray 
for Daddy. Those close to me will remem- 
ber that I do sometimes worry. 
(Understatement of the year!) Thanks to 
you all for your notes. In difficult times we 


David]. Bohman 
308 Trebor Lane 

Dayton, Ohio 45459-4232 
dvbohman@aol . com 

Lisa Johnson speaks for so many of 
us when she writes, "As we try to make 
sense of all that has happened in the world 
and the U.S. recently, we think of our 
friends both past and present and hope all 
are well." I've thought of so many of us 
who went on to work in New York and 
D.C. and hope they are coping. It's not 

Buddy Rice moved to Virginia from 
Seattle this summer. Buddy obviously is 
good with the move and doesn't have to 
make cross-country treks every other 

David Cain is building a home and 
getting ready to pack snow for another 
winter in beautiful Mount Sunapee, NH. 
David writes that beautiful summer 
weather was perfect for weekends of fami- 
ly tent camping with his three children 
who are now six, eight and ten. 

Michael Sapuppo has just been 

made a Managing General Partner of 
Preservation Partners Development in 
San Francisco. Mike's company buys and 
rehabs apartment units for low-income 
housing in California and Washington 
State and is in charge of the debt place- 
ment and equity syndication for the com- 
pany. He is obviously enjoying the West 
Coast way of life in the Bay Area living 
with his wife Lisa and daughter Sophie, 
who is now five. The Sapuppo family is 
looking forward to snowboarding season. 

David Bohman writes, "I am work- 
ing at the CBS-TV station in Tampa, FL 
reporting the news and am proud to report 
the newest addition to my growing family. 
Alexis Grace Bohman was born this 
spring and luckily looks just like her 
mother Linda. Her older sister Adrianna 
just turned two." 


Carol Ann Goldberg- Ay dm 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 


Tom Adams says, "Sure, celebrating 
on the 29th sounds like a change... stir 
things up! Celebrated my fourth time rid- 
ing in the Pan Mass Challenge this 
August. This year I rode with Bob Clagett, 
yes a history and German teacher we all 
had many moons ago. Since the ride I've 
donated blood platelets twice at the Dana- 
Farber to contribute to Leukemia patients 
recovery. Also, I plan to run with a team 
of 12 for the second time this fall in 
the Reach the Beach Relay, www.rtbre-, from Bretton Woods to Hampton 
Beach, NH - 200 miles in 26 hours. . .what 
a gas! Deb came in second in a triathlon 
this summer, 12th in the International 
Rowing Class-B's and is heading off to do 
a television commercial tomorrow... busy, 
busy, busy. Both Morgan and Ian are 
attending PEA and finding it challenging. 
This summer Morgan attended a leader- 
ship program in Washington, DC and rec- 
ommended all teenagers attend. Ian surfed 
and worked hard this summer making 
needed money to pay for his books and 

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school supplies this fall. He hopes to study 
in France for a semester next year." 


Carolyn Lyons Nissi 

2721 Avenue, #1 

Evanston, IL 60202 


25th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Allison McElroy Quinttus says, "I 
have added to my schedule coaching fifth 
and sixth grade girls soccer and third grade 
boys lacrosse - as much as I try to explain 
to the boys that the girls game of lacrosse 
requires more skill and finesse, they only 
remind me that body checking is more 

Tracie Ackerman writes, "Still liv- 
ing in Newton and hope to renovate my 
kitchen this winter. My son, Alexander, is 
approaching his 12th birthday and I'm 
seeing signs of the teen years but not sure 
I'm ready!! Just left exciting few years in 
HR with Digitas and Excite@Home and 
have recently secured new role with 
Planned Parenthood Federation of 
America, Inc. as the Recruitment 
Manager for their Federation-wide 
Campaign. My work is all over the coun- 
try but spend most of my time recruiting 
in N.Y.C. and D.C., although I do this 
from my home just outside Boston. 
Returning to school, skiing whenever I 
can and overall enjoying life; I'm really 
liking this decade of my life!! The 20's and 
30's were eras of mistakes and uncertainty; 
I think I've finally selected a path that 
feels right." Tracie Ackerman, 
Recruitment Manager, Federation-wide 
Campaign, Planned Parenthood 
Federation of America, Inc., Tel # 
617.916.1194, Fax # 617.916.1235. 
Planned Parenthood Federation of 

America, Inc., 810 Seventh Avenue, NY, 
NY 10019,, 

Sara Barry writes, "Hi everyone! I'm 
still living in Palm Harbor, FL and looking 
forward to the day I can move back to my 
home in New England. My career has 
taken me to an investment in a new 
Professional Employer Organization 
(PEO) three years ago as the Director of 
Benefit Services and fortunately, we have 
succeeded in our efforts which has made 
the work worthwhile. Taken up golfing 
recently (what else in Florida?) and con- 
stantly wonder why... maybe Botts can clue 
me in? Tried to get in touch with 
Ginny... where are you? Miss you all and 
look forward to next June for our 25th!!! 
Let's make it a huge success! Stand Proud 
America!" Her email: 

From Heather Blair writes, "Some 
news here. We moved to Los Gatos, CA 
this summer. My husband Robb and I are 
both working at an independent K-12 
school (The Harker School) in San Jose. 
Robb is teaching AP Computer Science 
and Advanced Topics in CS (a post-AP 
course). I am the Registrar and Dean of 
Studies. Our three oldest kids are attend- 
ing Harker (grades one, three and five). 
Ethan (five) is in his last year (we hope) of 
chemo for ALL (childhood leukemia) and 
he and Katherine (three) stay home with 
our nanny and play all day. We are all 
enjoying the remarkable weather and laid- 
back life in the Bay Area. I hope to make 
it to Reunion in June." Heather's new 
address: 22152 Old Santa Cruz Hwy, Los 
Gatos, CA 95033. Her email remains the 

Vicki (Papaiouanou) Murphy 
writes, "Our family had a tough year. John 
lost his only brother Michael in the 
Marine Corps Osprey crash last December 
1 1 . He and a crew of three were doing a 
routine flight in New River, NC when the 
rotors failed and the plane (which is a 

cross between a helicopter and a jet with a 
price tag of $94 million dollars) crashed. 
We were all devastated. This shock 
numbed us through the holidays and is 
still hard to believe. He left a wife and two 
young kids and we were so proud of him. 
He had a full military burial at Arlington 
National Cemetery, which even seems to 
make it more unreal at times. Her email: 

Other than that, things are much 
the same. Caitlin is a senior and looking at 
colleges! Can you believe it? She hopes to 
go to UMass and is in the throngs of 
senioritis. It kills me that I'm talking 
about her senior year and we'll be cele- 
brating a quarter of a century since ours. 
How's that for feeling like real geezers? 

Krista is a freshman and psyched 
about all the "hotties" in her classes. She 
is convinced that high school life is one 
big phone call and blow-drying session. 
Wait till progress reports! 

Riley is the most adaptable eight- 
year old I know. She can tune out all the 
yelling and nail polish fumes and fits right 
into the family where she can. She was 
just elected student council rep for her 
third grade class and told me that after- 
noon that she might even want to be pres- 
ident someday! 

I'm still at the library reading to very 
old or very young people. I see very few 
middle aged folks during the day so I sup- 
pose that's one good reason to go to our 
25th, eh? 

John is teaching culinary arts at 
Haverhill High School. The kids he 
teaches are special needs but he has an 
awesome way with them. I'm only jealous 
of his job when he gets the summers off." 

Phil Jackson is still living in Salem, 
MA with Victoria and their four kids, 
who, he says, are a lot of fun. Life is very 
busy. He still works at the World Trade 
Center in Boston. 

I've heard from Kate (Wise) 

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Tewksbury, who is very busy with Taylor 
and MacKenzie. Taylor is playing lacrosse 
and Kenzie is in soccer. When I called her 
recently (8:00 a.m. her time), she was 
heading out to lacrosse with Taylor! So 
much for sleeping in on a Saturday (and 
her birthday at that!) 

Now, for me... .Joseph (I was married 
in January), Andrew, Sarah and I are still 
enjoying living in Evanston, IL (right 
next to Chicago). I am a teaching assis- 
tant with LD/BD kids and working toward 
my masters in special ed. Sarah is learning 
to read already (she just began first 
grade...) and Andrew is doing well in his 
school for children with special needs (he 
is autistic). We get into Chicago quite fre- 
quently to enjoy all it has to offer, though 
Evanston has so much, it's hard to fit it all 
in! Hope to see ALL of you at Reunion 
'02! Start planning now! 


Scott M. Pope 

25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

Popehousing^aol . com 

Hello all. Since many of you did not 
have the time to drop me an email, this 
article will be somewhat thin news wise. 
As a reminder, my email address will have 
changed by the time you read this, so 
please make a note of my new address: 

For those who have written, I thank 
you. For the folks who haven't, I hope to 
hear from you the next time. Enjoy your 
holiday season and stay safe during these 
uncertain times. 

I have seen Leslie "Russell" Lafond 
a fair amount at the Rockingham Registry 
of deeds. After giving her a lot of grief for 
not writing me, she finally broke down 
and wrote. "Hey Scott, I loved your class 
letter, just change the names and you have 
my news!!! Meaghan has started high 
school and loves it. She is playing field 
hockey and the team is having a pretty 
good season so far. Bryan is in fourth grade 
and likes his teacher (this week!!). We too 
have just gotten a new puppy! Maggie is a 

beautiful yellow lab who gets along great 
with our 1 1 year old lab/retriever Abby. 
The house is always in constant motion it 
seems! As usual, Michael and I are 
extremely busy with work, but that seems 
to be the nature of the beast these days!! 
Would love to hear from any classmates. 
Hope this finds everyone healthy and 
safe." Thanks for writing Leslie! You are 
off the hook for at least six months! 

Kelly James Coleman sent me an 
email. She wrote, "It looks like there 
could be a mini class reunion at parent/ 
teacher night at Portsmouth High School. 
My daughter Kali is also a freshman at 
PHS. She will be fortunate enough to 
have David Drucker as her English 
teacher in the second semester. I've been 
keeping busy between work and being the 
mother of a sports addict. Kali plays soccer 
for the high school team and will also play 
basketball and softball for PHS. 
Throughout the year she also plays AAU 
basketball for the New Hampshire State 
Championship team so the summer was 
spent traveling all over to tournaments 
with the finale being a ten day trip to 
Cocoa Beach, FL to play in the Nationals! 
It was an incredible experience for the 
girls and truly mind-boggling to see so 
much talent at such a young age. I recent- 
ly ran into Leslie (Russell) Lafond in 
Hampton as her daughter was playing field 
hockey and mine was on another field 
playing soccer. I have seen Ike Suggs a 
couple of times when we have had an 
AAU tournament at GDA but other then 
that no other sightings! Hopefully I'll see 
some people at the 25th, which isn't too 
far away! Hope everyone is doing well and 
all are in good health." 

Kelly, thanks for your email. I really 
appreciate both you and Leslie writing. 
Our 25th is right around the corner! I will 
be contacting you and Leslie when Moon 
gives me a call to start the process. Well 
guys.. ..that's it for news. I'll write more if 
you do. All the best, Scott 


Avery K. Woodworth 
19 Downfall Road 

Byfield, MA 01922 

(978) 463-2563 


Debbi (Baker) Black says, "My fam- 
ily (three boys ages ten, eight and six) and 
I just got back from a wonderful trip to St. 
Lucia - it was our first trip as a family and 
Jim and my first trip to an island. Even 
with the kids we were able to relax and 
enjoy ourselves. We are thoroughly look- 
ing forward to the summer and hopefully 
hooking up with some GDA alumni/ae." 

Laura Roome Hemrick reported 
that she married Kevin Hemrick in 
October 2000 on top of Pilot Mountain in 
North Carolina. It was a very small cere- 
mony — only eight people were there. She 
is now a Grants Accountant for Wake 
Forest University, School of Medicine, 
handling funding for research grants. 



Lynne E. Durland 

114 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 

John Fain, who actually responds to 
email, wrote to me. "It is finally cool here 
in Houston. Laura and I spent my 40th 
birthday in Las Vegas. (September 29) 
The crowds were back since the tragedy of 
September 11. We wanted to go to New 
York and support the city but the traffic 
tie ups in Manhattan prevented the trip. 
However, we plan to go next month. I 
spoke to Phoebe Coues '81 over Labor 
Day. To whomever lost a friend or family 
member Laura and I send our prayers." 

I received an email from our good 
friend JohnWise, too. It has been another 
busy year in the Wise household . He is 
still a stay at home dad. John reports, "By 
the time this goes to print I will have fin- 
ished my seventh year as a home dad to 
Ellen (7) and Jack (ten). I can't think of 
any one other profession that has given 
me so much pleasure. We moved to 
Brunswick, ME last July and we love it. 
We recently had dinner with the 
Staffords and all seems well in Danville. 

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Would love to hear from anyone at johhn-" I love hearing from 
him. As usual John is wise beyond his 
years and I look forward to seeing him 
again before I turn 50! For the 25th 
reunion we are going to have to send a pri- 
vate car for him and many others. We all 
need to get together. Anybody seen Julie 

Ginger Bushnell writes she has been 
living in L.A. for over ten years now. 
Enjoying the diversity and the lifestyle! 
She is now Principal- Finance and 
Business Development at Technicolor 
Digital Cinema, a joint venture with 
Qualcomm. Check out their website at Ginger also sends 
her best wishes to the GDA family in 
these turbulent times. 

Dean Harrison's wife Judy Clarke 
gave birth to their first child, Owen 
Powell Harrison in June. The three of 
them will be staying in Gloucester this 
October and November where they 
appear at the Merrimack Repertory 
Theatre in Lowell in the "Three Days of 
Rain." If anyone is in the area he would it 
love if you came to see the show. 

Cornelia (Lia McCarthy) Deney 
writes to announce Samuel Joseph Deney 
was born on May 24, 2001. He joins 
Nathalie, five and a half, and Julia, three 
and a half. All three children are doing 

Lynne Durland and her three kids 
love life in New Hampshire. "Don't 
be shy; send me email" 


Jennifer G. Steward 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(978) 352-7694 

jgsteward@mediaone .net 

As I look back over my correspon- 
dences, I note that the last letter I sent out 
to the class of '81 was dated September 10. 

While I have been in contact with many 
classmates, there are many more I have 
not heard from. I am so hopeful that no 
one was directly affected by the horrible 
events of September 11. I am sure that 
each of us will be forever changed by the 
cowardly acts we witnessed. Our world is 
so markedly different then it was. We 
have tried in our own family to "resume 
our normal life," but plans definitely did 
change. We cancelled a family trip to Italy 
we had scheduled for mid-September. 
And though we have sheltered Abby from 
images of the tragedy, she is now terrified 
of flying. So, like many families, we find 
ourselves staying close to home and trying 
not to be too consumed by the news 
around us. 

The wonderful celebration of our 
Reunion feels far away now. But the ties 
that brought us all together remain so 
strong. GDA continues to thrive. I am 
honored to be volunteering on a commit- 
tee which is coordinating events through- 
out this year designed to honor and cele- 
brate 30 years of coeducation at the 
Academy. The progress, which has been 
made for young women on campus since 
our tenure, is incredibly exciting. I am cer- 
tain that alumna will be very impressed 
with the calendar of events for the year- I 
am thrilled! 

I have received news from a few 
classmates that I'd like to pass on to you. 

Keller Laros sent word form Kona, 
"Hi. Our son Russell started kindergarten 
this fall. He is also playing soccer, which is 
really funny to watch. Daughter Janelle is 
two now and talking up a storm. My wife 
Wendy and I had a really great trip to 
Paris, with a seven-day trip down the 
Seine where we visited Normandy, Mount 
St. Michael and Omaha Beach. God Bless 
you all and God bless America." 

Stephen Oldfield's wife, Kerry sent a 
lovely note and some adorable dolphin 
treasures for Abby, (not easy things to find 

in the U.K.!). "We are all so sorry for the 
terrible attacks and are thinking and pray- 
ing for all Americans, especially those 
who knew or were related to people who 
were tragically murdered. We all so 
enjoyed our holiday to the U.S.A. just a 
few months ago. Steve especially enjoyed 
catching up with old friends and hopes 
some of you will come to see us in the 
years to come." 

From San Francisco, Antea von 
Henneberg writes, "Happy to be alive in 
S.F! Have all my hair... a husband... and 
a great 11 month old, Ford. Loved 
Reunion- can't wait for the 40th!" 

Clarissa Dane wanted to pass on the 
following, "My thoughts and prayers go 
out to everyone. The coming together of 
not just New York City, but the world at 
large, is pure love. Greg and I will marry 
next year after we move to Florida in 
December and then build our house on 
the water. We welcome visitors!! A nice 
quiet life with loved ones." 

Sounds good. Stay in touch every- 
one. God bless. 


Nancy L. Wickwire 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 031 10 

(603) 472-8993 

anwick@worldnet.att. net 

20th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

For starters, let's check in with our 
classmates in N.Y.C.- Paula Veale 
emailed, "I think the only news I have to 
report is that I (and my family) are safe 
after the tragic events of September 11. It 
was a terrible, terrible day here in New 
York and in the entire country. 

We have returned to work and are 
trying to resume our lives, but they will be 

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forever changed. Thanks for the kind 
words from Will Friend, who contacted 
me immediately." 

Marc Rasbury first sent me an email 
in July. "I'm still working at Verizon as a 
design engineer. I have been working as a 
free lance sports and entertainment pho- 
tojournalist. I cover the NY Mets, Knicks 
and Jets for some local publications here 
in the city. I hope all you New Englanders 
are not getting your hopes up because the 
Red Sox are playing well this summer - it's 
the fall you guys have to worry about! I 
have been traveling a lot recently. I spent 
some time in Africa and Brazil over the 
last two years and I'm planning to visit the 
Far East next year. I saw Mr. Moonves at 
the N.Y.C. phone-a-thon. Have you spo- 
ken to Heather Vickers, Bobby Low and 
John Leary? If you have their emails or 
telephone numbers, please send them to 
me when you get a chance. My home 
email is and my work 
email is 

On September 12, one of the first 
things I did was to check the websites for 
the Ad Council (where Paula works) and 
Verizon (where Raz works) and it seemed 
as though there were no employees miss- 
ing or injured. About a month later, I 
decided to check in with Raz directly, just 
to be sure. This is his reply email from 
October 10, 2001, "I'm fine! 
Unfortunately, I did lose three good 
friends as a result of this disaster. And I am 
directly impacted by the restoration proj- 
ect. Remember, I'm an engineer for 
Verizon and my district surrounds the 
WTC complex. Therefore, most of my 
facilities are buried under tons of debris. I 
have been at ground zero since day one. 
You cannot imagine the extent of the 
damage. I have some pictures from the top 
of a neighboring building that overlooks 
the entire complex in addition to some 
pictures from inside adjacent buildings. 
Give my best to our classmates." 

RY- I have been working on this for a 
couple of months. Every time I think I 
have all the email addresses updated, I 

send out the directory and 
get back a few "user not 
found." messages. But, I 
am optimistic that I will 
have a complete and cor- 
rect email directory soon, 
particularly after this 
Archon is published. If you 
have not received an 
email from me in the last 
six months, then please 
send me an email ASAP 
so I can add you to the 
directory and forward a 
copy of the directory to 

While we are on that sub- 
ject, Bill Dee and Jonathan Wade- I tried 
to send the email directory to each of you, 
but got this reply back, "message returned 
to you for the following reason: not listed 
in public name and address book." So, 
both of you please add me to your address 
book as an acceptable source of email! 

The other message in the recent 
email and in the letter sent to solicit class- 
mates is our REUNION- #20! It's June 
15th weekend, 2002. Here are the rest of 
the notes. 

Paula Veale will be at reunion, 
hopes everyone attends, thinks we should 
all stay in the dorms and agrees that Bill 
Dee and or John Leary should host a 
Friday night gathering since they both live 
in Newburyport now. Paula has also vol- 
unteered to help plan the reunion festivi- 

Ann (Rooney) McShea; will also be 
at the reunion, hopes to see everyone from 
our class, she thinks we should stay in the 
dorms, agrees that Bill Dee or John Leary 
should host a gathering since they live in 
Newburyport and writes, "Hope all is 



Trina Chiara writes, "Hi! I will defi- 
nitely be at our reunion and would love to 
see everyone. I do wonder about some of 
my old friends-Sally Degan, Karen 
Matzner, Erica Norton, Jenny Hayes, 
etc, etc, etc. We LOVE being parents of 
our six-month old, Isabella, who will be 

1982 Governor Staff 

with us in JUNE!" (Isabella was born in 
March 2001). 

Ted Larned writes, "Thanks for the 
email list. It is great to know how to reach 
everyone (almost everyone). My wife 
Terry and I are looking forward to the 
birth of our first child around December 
10. We have been busy painting and dec- 
orating the baby's room. We enjoyed our 
first summer living within a block of Lake 
Michigan. It is not the ocean, but the 
weather has been great, the beach is sandy 
and the water is warm and salt-free. I 
understand that winter brings more snow 
than we had in Grand Rapids, though, so 
I expect to spend my winter shoveling 
snow and changing diapers. My hope is 
that everyone is safe after the terrible 
events in N.Y.C. and Washington. I'm 
looking forward to seeing everyone in 
June. Terry and I will definitely be there." 

John Nye writes, "Here's my deal- 
We had baby number three on March 1. 
The last. Her name is Avery Ashwell Nye 
and will join us for the reunion. How can 
it possibly be the 20th? I am still a Senior 
Vice President and Director of American 
Furniture at Sotheby's. We live in South 
Orange, NJ. All is well. I want to see 
everyone at the reunion. By the way, 
where 's Dave Schwartz these days??" 

Bill Hutchinson sent this email. "I 
am at CapitalOne and things are just a bit 
hectic. Lot of growth and a lot of activity. 
I wish we would stop asking what's in 

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everyone's wallets because I know- CAP- 
ITALONE! My wife (eight years), daugh- 
ter Emily (six) and son Joe (four) are hap- 
pily living in Richmond. Heb Evans 
would laugh to know that I am coaching 
soccer (yeah, it's my four year old son's 
team, but I am still coaching!) We are 
contemplating the June 14 weekend but 
nothing definite at this point. Best wishes 
to everybody." 

Sloan Tyler McCauley writes, "My 
new email address is cubsthree@earth- Hope all is well. We have moved 
to Washington, DC area and are still mov- 
ing in and unpacking boxes. This is a big 
change from Alaska!!" 

Claire Dober Danahe writes, "We 
moved to Sewanee, TN last August 
because Bill got a job as assistant professor 
of Theology and Ethics at the University 
of the South's School of Theology, an 
Episcopal seminary. I have been working 
since November 2000 in the University's 
Treasurer's Office with the endowment, 
which has been interesting and useful. My 
recent claim to fame was that my letter to 
the editor of the New York Times was pub- 
lished, June 9, 2001. The topic- plans to 
republish C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of 
Narnia" without the Christian allegories. I 
consider myself an "expert" on Lewis' 
writings, having done an independent 
study on his theological writings during 
my senior year, under the supervision of 
Charlotte Cleghorn. I'm sure others have 
claimed expertise on far less! Three and a 
half-year old Phoebe continues to be a 
treat and shows her father's interest in 
life's more difficult questions. Last night's 
going to bed conversation included the 
following pearl- "why does Sneezy [the 
dwarf] sneeze?" I love reading the Arc/ion 
news and following not only the class of 
82's very impressive reproductive powers 
but also Bob Low's coaching accomplish- 
ments. P.S.- I wonder if we (and I am not 
volunteering, here) would get a class web- 

site set up, where we could post news and 
pictures?" Great idea, Claire, but I am 
definitely not the person to talk to about 
computer stuff. Any volunteers out 

Jeanne (Bateman) Caporian writes, 
"Hi everyone. Just a quick note to let you 
know that we have moved into an apart- 
ment in North Carolina and are awaiting 
the construction of our new house. Keep 
in touch! Cheers, Jeanne." 

John Parker writes, "First off, thanks 
so much for always including me in the 
"class notes." I didn't graduate from GDA 
but all my classmates have always made 
me feel like I did. Second, I moved again 
and mysteriously (for I did not inform the 
school that I had moved) I received your 
most recent correspondence with my new 
address! Not one of those yellow forward- 
ing stickers the Post Office uses. Very 
unusual. Maybe we should get the GDA 
Development Office to take a quick look 
for this Osama Bin Laden maniac, because 
the multi-billion dollar funded intelli- 
gence agencies are coming up with bup- 
kus. My deepest sympathies to anyone 
who lost friends or loved ones in that most 
horrible of disasters. 

On to updates. I am still in 
Greensboro, NC. I celebrated ten years of 
marriage last April and have two of the 
most beautiful daughters God ever creat- 
ed. Suzanne and I thank the heavens 
above daily for our beloved Cameron 
(four) and Tess (two in January). I work 
for Kinkos (yes, that Kinkos) in the 
Distribution Division. Which is a fancy 
way of saying that I am the warehouse 
supervisor. I also have my own small busi- 
ness, doing lawn maintenance, landscap- 
ing, fence and deck building and just 
about anything else anyone is willing to 
pay me for (kind of like a lawyer-ha!). So 
life here is busy with two jobs, but it allows 
Mom to stay home with the girls. My wife 
has never been to New England (I know, I 

would never have married her if I had 
known) and we may (finances allowing) 
take a trip to the greater Byfield area 
around reunion time. It would be a hoot 
to see all the old faces and the new reced- 
ing hairlines (mine included). Take care, 

Nancy Wickwire writes, "A brother 
in law worked on the 38th floor of the 
WTC on Sept 1 1 , but thankfully his office 
began evacuating as soon as the first plane 
hit, so he escaped, unharmed. What a 

On the home front, I am finishing up 
my third year as Deputy Clerk of Court at 
the Superior Court in Manchester, NH. 
What does that mean? My job is basically 
the air traffic controller of the courthouse. 
It's fun. And I always get to leave by 4:30 
p.m. Kids are good. Eddie (six) has started 
first grade and liking it. Layla (three) is a 
little psychopath, but we love her anyway. 
My husband says she takes after me. Go 
figure. Our newest addition to the family 
is a 16-month-old Hungarian Vizla. 
(That's a dog. Not a foreign car). His 
name is "Vinnie." He was spoiled rotten 
by his previous owner and thinks that he 
should really be sleeping in our bed, under 
the covers. We think otherwise and spent 
$70 on an L.L.Bean dog bed to help him 
cope with the fact that three is a crowd, 
particularly when number three has a 
cold, wet, slimy nose and some halitosis 
issues. On the plus side, he loves the kids, 
they love him and he's a sweetheart.... 
REUNION: I say let's all go and stay in 
the dorms. We need some locals to help 
with the reunion planning so please email 
or call me and say you can help. I have 
elected myself cheerleader in order to get 
as many of you as I possibly can to commit 
to this very fun weekend in June. I am 
going to bring photo albums. And maybe 
even . . . my 20-year-old diary." 

Gus Henley-Cheshire writes, "Hi, 
my news is short and sweet! I am living at 

54 The Archon i Winter 2001-02 

GDA with my two gorgeous girls. 
Savannah Cheshire is ten years old and 
Ashleigh Cheshire was seven months in 
October. They will be both walking by 
Reunion time!" 


Susan Studky Sanidas 

74 Peach Tree Lane 

mum Mills, MA02648-1841 

508-428-568 J 

Hello Everyone. I am pleased to 
report that some of our classmates took a 
few minutes to email or send in their cards 
to me. I greatly appreciate their quick 
response and hope that this will inspire 
the rest of you to do the same for the next 
issue. Before I report the news, I would 
like to mention that the events of 

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September 11, 2001 would be etched in 
our minds forever. It is an unimaginable 
act of cruelty that took place with the 
lives of so many innocent people killed so 
unfairly. However, we as American will 
stand united, strong and proud and we will 
get through this war together. God bless 

Wendy Stetson reports life is good in 
Vermont. Her farm is doing well she and 
her husband grows all sorts of organic veg- 
etables. The demand is great and they 
need to stay small for the quality. She has 
two children- Timmy is four and Zea is 
two. Once in a while she bumps into Alex 
Cawley at the Children's Museum. 

Karen Gronberg Schulte reports she 
and her husband John are living in 
Roslindale, MA. She has two stepdaugh- 
ters- Alexa who is ten and Rachael who is 
nine. She is still a nurse and has been with 

Dana Farber Cancer Institute for ten 
years. She currently is a nurse manager of 
one of the ambulatory clinic areas where 
patients with diseases of Leukemia, 
Lymphoma, Multiple Melanomas as well 
as a bone marrow transplant program are 
treated. She has also started a masters pro- 
gram at Boston College this fall. 

Jim Rose lives in Great Falls, VA 
with his wife and an expected child to be 
(see the next issues for details). Jim works 
at Vital Spring Technologies (www.vital- and enjoys the travails of the 
new venture world. Jim's wife Laura is a 
pediatric nurse practitioner in Fairfax. 
Anybody and everybody shoot an email at 
j lrose 1 

Kevin Cryts has two children, 
Collan is six and Abby is 
four. He and his wife 
Jennifer have been mar- 
ried nine and one-half 
years and marriage is 
great. After getting hired 
by the Reading Police in 
1986 and laid off in 1990 
he transferred to the 
MBTA Police 

Department in 1990, 
where he is currently 
employed. His wife works at Winchester 
Hospital. He is making a career change 
and relocating his family to Williamsburg, 
VA this month. He is going to be in 
charge of the special investigations unit 
(SIU) of the United States Insurance 
Commission the Mid-Atlantic Region. 
His unit investigates stolen car rings and 
worker's compensation fraud. His new 
address is 4028 Windsor Ridge, 
Williamsburg, VA 23188. He has not seen 
anyone from our class in years although he 
did converse via email with Daniel 
Schwartz, Fred Hare (Fred lives on the 
Cape with Jamie Aimone), Drew 
Hoffman and Steve Nicholson. 

John Sylvain reports that he had his 
first son, Robert Yogi Wenk Sylvain. "We 
will call him Yogi which of course reminds 
me of Boo Boo." The second theatre I 
started, the Sacred Fools Theatre, is still 

1983 women's tennis team 

going strong. 

Letty Baum Kerai is the mother of a 
four and a half-year old boy who constant- 
ly keeps her on her toes. Sher reports, "I 
am also a pre-school teacher in 
Swampscott. My husband and I have been 
married for six years. I love running into 
people from GDA. It is fun to catch up." 

Danielle Schwartz says writes, 
"Jacob is at home with her two children 
Drew (six) and Billie (three). We live in 
Marblehead, MA. My husband works for 
Smith Barney in Peabody. I occasionally 
see some class of '83 alums. Letty teaches 
at my daughter's pre-school and Jon Gibbs 
son went to summer camp with Billie. We 
would love to hear what everyone else is 
up to." 

Aaron Halpern is now living outside 
of Washington, DC with his wife of six 
years, Wendy, and son Tycho, 15 months. 
He is working at Celera Genomics on 
assembling sequence of human genome- 
stressful but exciting. That plus parenting 
leaves time for little else. He sends his best 
to all. 

David Dow saw Rusty Stahl at the 
Border's Bookstore in Methuen. Not 
much else to report except what is on 
everyone's mind at present, "WTO" 

Mary Gail Adams-Fessedon reports 
she and Mike are still living in Rye in the 
house they built a few years ago. Bradford 
and Ian are four and two. "Needless to say 
I am busy, busy, busy. My nursing career is 
on hold for a while, until the boys are 
much older, they are my full time job 

Becca Lapham Calandra lives in 
Haverhill with her husband Chris. She is 
a busy "stay at home mom" with three 
girls, Caisi, Lilly and Christina. I speak 
with her often- Fred, just wandering, what 
happened to your email?" 

John Stahl writes. "I was living in 
Arlington, VA when LexisNexis hired me 
as a home-based legal editor last October 
and I had an opportunity to move into my 
grandmother's empty home, which I have 
since inherited, on the north shore. 
Consequently, Winston my cat and I 

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class notes 

moved up here last December. My number 
is 978-556-9872 and calls from local class- 
mates are always welcome. Much of the 
last year has been spent updating the 
house's 50-year-old technology and decor 
and readapting to New England life. I am 
also beginning the process of looking for a 
new home and would appreciate any help 
with breaking into the underground real 
estate market. My ideal home would be a 
cottage or carriage house in either 
Newburyport or Ipswich." 

As for me, I stay busy with my kids 
and am getting ready for Halloween. 
Austin is going to be a vampire and Emily 
will be a princess with wings. It was great 
to hear from people and I wish everyone 
the best in the months to come. 


Cathy Scerbo 
35 Winterberry Lane 

Stratham,NH 03885 

603-778-3169 (h) 

Nathalie E. Ames 
443 -A W. Grant Place 

Chicago, IL 60614 


amesnat@aol. com 

Members of alumnae hockey team, class of '85 '86, and '87 

Hi Class of '85. I am sorry I do not 
have more to add to the Archorx. I just 

moved and all of the Archon notes that 
were sent in the mail are packed in boxes. 
I'm sure I will have them out for the next 
issue. I hope everyone is safe and doing 
well in light of the current events. 

William Enderby writes, "Many 
many years and no contact!!! Firstly, I 
would like to extend my heartfelt sympa- 
thies to all U.S. citizens after the utterly 
tragic and horrific events of last week in 
New York. I watched along with the rest 
of Britain, the events unfolding in a state 
of total disbelief and absolute shock. It 
was brought home to me when it was dis- 
covered a work colleague of mine was 
attending a conference on the 106th Floor 
of the North Tower and is currently listed 
as missing. I hope that no one from GDA 
was caught up in this awful tragedy. 

On a more happy note I would like 
to tell you that my wife, Emma and I had 
a baby boy last summer - Alexander, who 
is now 14 months old and has been walk- 
ing for a couple of months and is a total 
handful but really rewarding. 

I now work for a software company 
based in the UK but with a global pres- 
ence. I get to travel extensively and was in 
Atlanta in January but was not aware of 

any ex-classmates 
being in that city. 

Any news of 
our classmates? Do 
you ever hear from 
Beth Bertelsen? 
What is Ben 
Armstrong up to 
now? I hope people 
will keep in 


Mark A. 

Ginsberg writes, "I 
guess I'm what you 
could call a "first- 
time caller, long-time listener." I've been 
working at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant 
for about twelve years and I just finished 

my first year in the capacity of Assistant 
Chief of Security. My kids Connor and 
Hannah are doing great in fourth and first 
grades respectively. What else can I say?" 

Jennifer Dupre 

6 grant Avenue 

Welksley Hills, MA 02481 

Jennifer. dupre@genzyme . com 

We have a new addition in our fam- 
ily. Isabelle Claudia Dupre was born on 
September 12, 2001 joining her sister 

Members of the Class of 1986 from the Milestone 

Madeleine, now three. We recently 
moved to a new house in Wellesley, MA. 

I would like to resign from being the 
class secretary. I have been doing it for a 
long time and with two kids and a full 
time job I really think that it is time for 
someone else to take on this role. 

Anne Pollock writes, "My husband 
John, daughter Megan and I moved to 
Riverside, CT in July. Life in the suburbs 
is quite different than N.Y.C., but we are 
enjoying the change. We are also expect- 
ing our second child in May 2002." 

Christian Leclerc has a new address: 
12 Pine Grove Blvd., Russell, PA 16345, 
(814) 757-9594. 

Carey Quinn-Girolami writes, 
"Hello from North Carolina! My husband 
Rob and I are very busy with our day-to- 

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day lives, raising our 17-month-old daugh- 
ter Katie and visiting family. 

Since the recent national tragedy we 
are focusing on the blessing that we have 
and feel proud to be an American. 

Melissa (Dyer) McLallen writes: My 
husband and our two boys had a great 
summer and ended it with two weeks in 
Ocean City, NJ. The kids are getting big- 
ger and are finally back in school. I am 
still working at CVS as a pharmacist and 
still love it!" 

Hedi Dur Charde writes, "Aidan 
Geoggrey Charde, born December 16, 
2000 joins brother Nicholas, now three! 
Please note that my husband Matthew, 
the boys and I have recently moved. My 
new address is: 22 Barnstable Road, 
Wellesley, MA 02481." 

Pamela L. Paradee 

46 Mountain Street 

Briston VT 05443 


15th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Jeff Ashworth reports, "Married 
Sarah Griffin (Middlesex '85) September 
10, 2000 in Maine. Honeymooned in 
Italy. Expecting first child in September! 
Bought a house in Andover in September 
and car in February. Other than that, 
nothing new. With spring training around 
the corner, going to Florida to see that 
"offensive juggernaut" the Red Sox! 
That's all!" 


Deana G . Borages 

144 Jefferson's Hundred 

Williamsburg, VA 23 J 85 


dboyages@email .msn. com 

Reginald Edmonds writes, 

"Gloucester is gorgeous, but time to move 
on. Looking forward to visiting classmates 
as I journey across the states. Been con- 
ducting trainings/workshops as well as 

teaching yoga. Had a great time teaching 
the new life skills class with Tim Weir, 
last year at GDA. Email is rwwe@hot-" 

Andy Noel says, "Hello from 
Wallingford, CT and the campus of 
Choate Rosemary Hall. The Noel family 
is alive and well. My wife Kate and I just 
recently welcomed our newest addition, 
Andrew IV into our family. We are now 
complete! Lucy (two), Andrew IV (six 
months) and Tucker (Chocolate 
Labrador- three ! ) . " 

Apparently, if I know any informa- 
tion about your life without getting a card, 
I am unable to bring myself to include it in 
our notes! I hope that you take this as a 
credit to how I feel about you all since you 
should know what I am thinking! 

I would like to give Paul Bucci the 
floor, since I forgot to put his information 
in our last set of class notes. He wrote 
LAST JANUARY ...My wife Kim and I 
have two boys now. Brett will be two in 
April and Craig just arrived this past 
August (he is now one, sorry Paul). We 
have all adjusted pretty well with our new 
addition. My wife and I built a new house 
in Cranston, RI last year. It was nice to 
finally move in and get settled. I used to 
work for Bank Boston but when Fleet 
bought them, I was picked up by 
Sovereign Bank New England. I am still 
in the Consumer Finance area. I am going 
back to school in a few weeks to Rhode 
Island College to get my teaching certifi- 
cate in History/Social Studies. It is some- 
thing I always wanted to do and it seemed 
like the right time to do it. It may take one 
to two years but it will be worth it. I am 
really looking forward to it. Not much else 
is going on. The kids keep me pretty busy. 
I saw Ted Smith over the holidays. He was 
in the area during Christmas and New 
Years so he spent the holidays with my 
family. He is doing really well. He is fin- 
ishing up his Masters at Clarkson in 
Computer Information Systems. He fin- 
ished his MBA there last year and decided 
to go for his second masters. 

I would like also to tell you that I 

t ■ ■ ' 

Class of 1988 

have heard from some of our GDA New 
York contingent. As far as I know all of 
our class is okay. 

Brian Fleming, who in his notes 
couldn't remember some names so I have 
filled in the blanks, writes about himself 
and New York... "It's been an emotional 
time here in New York, as everywhere, I'm 
sure. I dearly hope everyone is well and 
safe following the tragic events of 
September 11. I've been living in 
Manhattan for the last couple of years 
now, about a mile from where the WTC 
used to stand and was walking to the cor- 
ner deli when the second plane hit. It's a 
sight and a feeling I'll never forget, like a 
sudden blow to the gut from out of 
nowhere. I am lucky; everyone I know is 
safe, but my heart breaks at the thought of 
all those who were lost. Yet, through all 
the sorrow and sadness, I'm proud of my 
city for it's resilience and it's spirit in the 
face of this disaster. Since moving here 
I've actually run into several people from 
GDA, including Anne Cole and John 
Sullivan. Like John, I've started my own 
film production company and am direct- 
ing my first film next month. I've also 
published a collection of short stories and 
have a novel forthcoming next year. I'd 
love to hear from those of you in the New 
York area and can be reached at bflem-" 

I am also happy to report that Dan 
Morison left New York a year or so ago 
and was actually getting married in France 
during the tragedy. I was glad to see him 
again in Boston when he got back. He 


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class notes 

married Albina de Montmort in Segre, 
France on September 8. I saw some pic- 
tures and Dan looked particularly dapper 
in his top hat!!!! The wedding looked 
beautiful and fun. Dan and his wife are 
now settling stateside in their new home. 
Dan also gave some info on our classmates 
that he sees regularly... "Oh yeah, I saw 
Nate Broehl recently, (graduated after us) 
He looked great. Big gut, smokin' butts, 
etc. (sorry bud, but it's true) but I guess he 
played in the Alumni lax game and kicked 
some butt against the youngsters. Go 
Nate. It was great to see you. Ok. I see that 
Bill Osgood and Dave Walor are listed as 
lost so let me update those guys. Walor 
just got engaged, lives in Revere. I'm able 
to see him once in a while over at Dave 
Hanlon's place. Osgood lives in New 
Hampshire with his wife and I see him 
about once every two weeks. He trains 
bird dogs and shoots things in New 
Hampshire. Sometimes I join him... 
Anyway, hope all is well with everyone 
and this email thing is much better than 
the little postcards. Hi Deana. Later." I 
had to include all of his notes, since he 
writes just like he talks and you can all 
imagine him saying everything he wrote. 
By the way, I edited out Dave Walor and 
Bill Osgood's phone numbers but if you 
want them they are posted on the GDA 
website in Dan's notes. 

The gift that keeps on giving..., 
Chris D'Orio, Mr. Communicator, has 
updated us again. How lucky are we! ?! ?! In 
his OWN HANDWRITING he says, 
"Dana, Alec and I are doing well. Alec is 
getting bigger by the minute and he con- 
tinues to be a ton of fun. . . Take Care." He 
enclosed a picture of Alec, who is a cute 
version of his father through and through. 
No hockey stick in his hand, at least in 
the picture I saw. Mr. P. will be disap- 
pointed that you are not brainwashing 
him at an early age! In keeping with our 
baby theme... 

Meganne Murphy Fabrega sent a 
note to tell us about her new baby girl. 
"Alfonso and I had a baby girl on October 
2, Maxine Mitchell Fabrega. We're all fine 
and still in Portsmouth, NH." 

JB Burgess is doing quite well at 
keeping in touch these days too. He 
updates us... "I recently accepted a new 
position at Fidelity Investments as VP of 
Customer Marketing. My wife and I also 
moved into our new home in Franklin, 
MA about six months ago. We recently 
attended Jim Sullivan's wedding in 
Newton, MA." Okay Jim, table is now set 
for your new info! ! 

Christina Dalessio is also doing well. 
She is in Maine these days... "I am living 
in Portland, ME and working as a writer. 
Recently had a visit from Anne Cole who 
is doing great. Hope to hear from any '88's 
who are coming up North to ski this win- 
ter." Christina, I had to laugh, as your 
penmanship is as crazy as ever. Some 
things never change! 

Erin Saunders Braunstei also is 
doing well. She writes, "At work, I've 
been promoted to Senior Associate at 
Baker Rinker Seacat Architecture in 
Denver, CO. Current projects include a 
142,000 square feet county office building 
under construction and a recreation cen- 
ter outside of Detroit, MI. At home, our 
son Nate will turn two in November and 
we are expecting our second boy in 
January! Give me a call if you are in the 
Denver area. Adam and I are in the 

Mark Juba and his wife are hanging 
in there as of late. He has included infor- 
mation on their latest adventures ..."It's 
been a pretty busy 2001 for my wife Stacy 
and me. We just bought a house in 
Blackstone, MA, right on the border of 
Rhode Island, close to both of our jobs. 
Buying a house was not easy. It took us 
seven months of looking, but it was worth 
the wait. We bid on two existing houses 

and one house to be built and didn't get 
any of them. On the one not built, we 
actually bid more than they were asking 
and still didn't get it. That was discourag- 
ing - not getting a property, which was lit- 
erally only a hole in the ground - but final- 
ly it happened. The house we got we actu- 
ally saw about six months into our looking 
process. We wanted to bid on it, but our 
lazy (really crooked, but that's a really 
long story) real estate agent never told 
that to the seller's agent and it was sold 
out from under us. A month later, we saw 
it appear back on the market, at a higher 
price but still in our range. With a new 
real estate agent, we got the house. We 
moved at the end of August and are happy 
there. Jon Morisseau, who's always there 
for me, helped us on moving day, which 
like all moving days, was a nightmare. So, 
thanks Jon. Before the move, our big trip 
this summer was to L.A. We went to both 
Disney Parks, Knott's Berry Farm and the 
Reagan and Nixon Libraries. We also 
went to the "Price is Right," and the lady 
sitting next to me won a car. 
Unfortunately, it wasn't Stacy on my 
right, it was the total stranger on my left. 
Oh well, you do see me in the episode (it 
aired Oct. 8) and I'm still trying to get on 
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' One 
other big highlight from the L.A. trip was 
seeing Kursten Burns. We saw him and 
his wife, Meileh, at Downtown Disney 
and we had a great dinner. Kurt paid, so 
I'm publicly thanking him here, even 
though it was embarrassing to let a Lakers 
fan pay for my meal. But like I told Kurt, 
there is nothing more embarrassing than 
being a Celtics fan right now. (You could 
be a Patriots fan!) Hope everyone is well. 
Reunion is not too far away." 

Kursten and John Khantzian have 
also been in touch with me and each 
other. Kursten "married the love of his 
life" and they are now proud parents of 
some pets! John and Kursten work in the 

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same field and may have the chance to 
see each other on business travel." 

I will conclude by saying that I may 
see Annie Weitzman Kandel and her 
two children Abby and Matt, if we can 
get it together. My fault thus far! It is 
October 29 as 1 write you, with the 
Nutcracker playing in the background 
and three "princesses" dancing in the 
family room. With the technological 
advances of today, Burl Ives as the 
Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed 
Reindeer can be played all year round. I 
must set some limits, like a November 1 
play date, but the Nutcracker is classical 
music right???! For those of you who 
know I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS! ! I now 
have three little "holiday fanatics" and 
Rick has accused me of brainwashing- a 
privilege of a stay at home Mom. I had a 
great time seeing Kara McLoy, her hus- 
band Jason and baby Jake McLoy, born in 
June of this year. Not a stitch of Kara in 
him, even though he looks just like Jas he 
is still very cute and a great baby. While at 
lunch, Kara and I wanted to put out the 
call for info on Julie Miller, either from 
Julie herself, preferred, or from a class 
snitch, reward available. While in Boston, 
Kara and I walked to the financial district 
and saw Jason and Dan. It was so strange 
to be "all grown up" now, but it also felt 
really good to be among close friends. You 
spend so much of your youth wanting to 
be "grown up" and now that we are here I 
would take one week back at GDA in a 
minute. With all that has happened in our 
country this fall, I yearn for the innocence 
of our teenage years. Now we will have to 
fight together for our children's inno- 
cence. I can't think of better people to 
stand beside in our new purpose. Happy 
Holidays to everyone. I think of you all 
often. Deana 



John Wilson 

4139 Park Lane 

Dallas, TX 75220 


Greetings Class of '89. It is with 
great pleasure that I assume the duties of 
class secretary from Kristin Brown. 

Kristin accepted the job of class secretary 
several years ago when she returned to 
GDA to work in the admissions office. On 
behalf of our classmates, thank you Kristin 
for keeping us all up-to-date and informed 
about everything that has happened in our 
lives these past few years. You did an out- 
standing job! 

Let's begin with Kristin. One of the 
reasons she stepped down from her role as 
class secretary was because she has 
embarked on a teaching career overseas. 
Did I mention that she recently married 
her longtime boyfriend, Aaron Hirsch? 
Aaron also worked at GDA as the 
Associate Dean of Students and taught 

Ashley Newbert reports that she 
had the privilege of being in Kristin's wed- 
ding and that Kristin was a beautiful bride. 
Ashley lives in Newport, RI, where she 
works for Fidelity Investments. 

Joy Fosdick Chuba sends her con- 
gratulations to Kristin on her marriage. 
Joy and her husband recently bought a 
house in Orlando and welcome anyone 
that needs a break from the winter in New 

Thanks to Edward "Ted" Sweeney 
for giving us an update. "After graduating 
from Bradford College with Bachelors 
degrees in history and biology, I married 

Kara '89 and Jason '88 McLoy 's son Jake. 

my college sweetheart, Nicole Phaneuf." 
Ted and Nicole live in Lowell and he 
works in Cambridge as a purchasing agent 
for Etex Corporation." 

Jessica Cowles Pidgeon and her 
family have recently moved to 
Washington, DC, albeit temporarily. Her 
husband accepted a job in the Foreign 
Service, a branch of the U.S. State 
Department. While in D.C. for the next 
eight months, Jessica and her husband will 
be learning the language of the country to 
which they will be sent to live. Prior to 
leaving for Washington, they had not 
received notification as to where that 
location will be. Jessica's two sons, Will 
and Matt, are now 21 months and four 
months old and Mom reports they are 
both excited about the big adventure that 
lies ahead. 

If you're in and around Newburyport 
anytime soon, stop by and say hello to 
Dan Nadeau and his wife Nicole. They 
recently bought a townhouse on 
Merrimac Street and Dan reports that 
Matt Downing did a great job arranging 
the financing. The Nadeau's first dinner 
guests were Derek Van Vliet and his wife 
Meghan, who also live in Newburyport. 
Dan, Matt and Rob Wattie recently trav- 
eled to South Carolina for the wedding of 
Rob's brother Craig. The group stayed 

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with Chuck Kahn and his wife Jen at 
their beach house. Dan also added that he 
had the opportunity to see M.J. Forrest 
and his family recently at a get together at 
M.J.'s parent's house. M.J. is currently 
serving our country as a Captain in the 
Marine Corps. He is stationed at Woodbie 
Island in Washington State. Please say a 
prayer for M.J. and his family should he be 
deployed overseas to fight our nation's 

That's all for now. Keep in touch! 


Lori I. Weener 

331 Garden Street #2 

Hoboken,N] 07030 


lweener@kh.ny . com 

Hello Class of 1990. It was great to 

hear from some of our classmates for this 

issue. Here is the news. 

Grayson Cunningham Coale is now 
the mother of a seven-month-old boy 
named Charlie. She is living in 
Connecticut and finishing up her masters 
in education. She stays in touch with 
Alison Magee '89, Kathryn DiNanno, 
Kerry Campbell and Carrie O'Keefe '89. 
They were all together for Kerry's recent 
wedding in August. It seems to be in the 
air- Alison is getting married in January 
2002, while, Carrie and Kathryn are each 
separately engaged with plans to get mar- 
ried in the summer of 2002. 

Margo Doyle got engaged at the end 
of May to Sunil Dhaliwal. They met at 
Georgetown and have been together for 
years. Margo was busy this summer, 
despite a slowing economy. She spends a 
few days a week working with one of her 
venture capital portfolio companies in 
New Hampshire; this has allowed her to 
see Shannon Davenport frequently and 
occasionally crash on Shannon's couch 
when she was too tired to make the com- 
mute back to Cambridge. On that note, I 
read a very nice newspaper article about 
Shannon's new teaching and coaching 
endeavors at the public high school in 

Hampton, NH, so watch out for that 
team! Margo also reports that Kevin 
O'Handley (and Jen O'Handley) went off 
to Wharton Business School this fall. 
Margo expressed her "thoughts and 
prayers to anyone in the GDA communi- 
ty who may have suffered a personal loss 
in the tragedies on September 11. With 
the support and love of our friends and 
family, we will get through these difficult 

Jeffery Leggette was recently mar- 
ried to Lisa Thomas (they dated for nine 
years before marriage!); on their honey- 
moon, they took a trip to sunny Aruba. 
He lives in L.A. and is the Sales Manager 
at Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, 
which is part of the Perrier Group of 
America. Jeff notes that he and his wife 
plan to start a family in the coming years. 
Also he stays in touch with Donald 
Conley, Bob Foster '89, Ike Suggs '78 
and Kimani Jones '92 who are all well. 

Jocelyn Malik reports a new address: 
5433 Elmer Street, #2, Pittsburgh, PA 
15232. She is in her first year of graduate 
school in Arts Management at Carnegie 
Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is 
glad to be closer to her family in that area. 

David Smith is teaching English at 
the Landon School for Boys in Bethesda, 
MD. He sees Chad Harlow and Billy 
Batchelder '91 "every now and again." 
Brian Rodgers is the Head Assistant 
Lacrosse Coach at Hobart. Dave expressed 
his hope that we didn't lose anyone from 
the GDA community on September 11. 

Obviously, September 1 1 was a hor- 
rific event for the whole country and life 
in Manhattan continues to be a daily 
challenge. Lori and I hope that all of your 
families are well during this difficult time. 


Nicole LaTour 
2240 Bay Street #204 

San Francisco , CA 94 1 23 

(415) 359-1860 

nlatour@ratcliffarch . com 

Well, from what I heard our class 
once again was quite memorable with its 
presence at Reunion this spring. I am very 
sad that I was unable to make it but now 
living on the "left" coast, Byfield was just 
too far away. San Francisco is treating me 
well and I am very lucky to have some 
great GDA friends here with me. I spent 
most of the summer with Catherine 
Batchelder huddling on the beach cursing 
the fog and watching Billy Batchelder 
and Bence Oliver brave the waves surfing 
along the California coast. Bence has 
since deserted us returning back to the 
East Coast and the comforts of Beantown. 
While we miss him, we wish him all the 
best in his next endeavors and are expect- 
ing him back for at least one ski weekend 
in Tahoe. (you promised!) 

Karen Queen came out to visit at 
the end of the summer where she proved 
her karaoke prowess with a smashing duet 
with Mr. Oliver. Karen continues to excel 
in the world of Law at Foley Hoag in 

Also retreating further East is Dave 
Corbett who has left L.A. and returned to 
Chicago where he is attending Kellogg 
business school. He is living downtown 
with his wife Sarah and I think speaks for 
all of us hoping that friends, family and 
loved ones of our classmates were safe 
from the attacks on September 1 1 . 

Matt Murphy has moved up to New 
Hampshire, where he is working with a 
software firm doing M & A and invest- 
ments. He is living in Portsmouth and still 
sees much of the old gang. 

Congratulations are in order for 
Stratton Newbert and his new fiancee 
Eunice. Matt, Bence, Easton Craft and 
Todd Bairstow are all in the wedding 
party; the wedding is going to be next 

Toby Levine is still the yoga master 

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of Boston. Her Boston Yoga continues to 
flourish and she absolutely loves teaching. 
Check out her website at www.bostonyo- as Toby is not only teaching in 
Boston, but has been teaching in New 
York, Chicago and Seattle! Toby recently 
caught up with Jen Mack (Jasse) who is 
expecting her first baby in December, con- 
gratulations Jen and Andy. 

Toby also saw Isolde Sweet (Karro) 
at a wedding down south. She is now mar- 
ried and living in Charlotte and continues 
to work in advertising. 

Regan Jones is teaching in Littleton 
as the special education liaison for the 
eighth grade at the middle school. She is 
very busy but loves her job. Regan is also 
very busy planning her upcoming wedding 
this June, which will be at the GDA 

That's the news I hear... I hope that 
you will all have a very joyous and peace- 
ful holiday season, take care of yourselves 
and of course don't be strangers. 


josh Lappin 

36 Chestnut Street #6 

Worcester, MAO J 609 

(508) 754-5834 

ioth Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

After the events of September 11,1 
began racking my brain to remember each 
classmate who lives in the N.Y.C. area. 
There are many of you and it is my most 
sincere hope that you and those close to 
you, are safe and well. My prayers and 
thoughts are with you all in the wake of 
this horrible tragedy. 

With only a few months left until 
our big tenth reunion, there is plenty of 
news to tell from the class of 1992. Make 
sure you study this section of Class Notes 
carefully! It will save you time during 
Reunion, as you won't have to ask, "So, 
what are you doing now?" over and over 
and over... 

I'll start things off. This summer I 
was honored to have such a great group of 
old friends join me at my wedding in 
Newton. It was great to have Jon 
Kazanjian, Joe Montminy, Erin Elwell 
Rich, Grace Jeanes, Brooke Whiting, 
Sally Simpkin, Use Abusamra and 
Chuck Rodman as guests. 

On the subject of weddings, Steve 
Peabody was recently married on 
September 15th in Marblehead, MA 
where he currently resides. Steve is doing 
business development for a start-up in 
Boston called Isovia, a mobile/wireless 
software company. 

Judy Livingston Loto was married 
last summer at the GDA chapel. Nancy 
Stevenson was in the wedding. Prior to 
her wedding, Judy graduated from the 
Winterthur Program at the University of 
Delaware in 1999 and then moved to 
Connecticut, where she is currently the 
Curator of Collections for the Litchfield 
History Museum and the 
Tapping Reeve House and Law 
School Museum. 

Deirdre Heersink Brown 
was married this past July and is 
now attending medical school. 
Deirdre was happy to see Gus 
Mergins, Erin Groga, Nicole 
Belaire Downer, Anne Rogers, 
Carin Mclean, Cindy White and 
Steve Scully at the wedding. 

On to births. Patrick 
Gervais writes, "I just bought a house a bit 
outside of Montreal and my wife should 
give birth to our first child in December 

I spoke to Chris Rhodes and Todd 
Spain this summer and they are both 
doing fine. Rhodes went back to 
California and is working in the TV busi- 
ness. Finally all the Canadians are behind 
the Americans after the tragedy of New 
York City and can count on our support." 

Nikki Holmes writes, "I graduated 
with my masters in social work from the 
University of Chicago in 1998. I presently 
am dealing with the struggles of raising a 
child and working full time in a mental 

health hospital." Nikki's daughter, Alycia, 
is 15 months old and quite active. Nikki is 
living and working in Memphis and will 
marry Alycia's father next September. 
Nikki wants to say hi to the Byfield Pyru. 

Here in the northeast, Grace Jeanes 
is now working for the Lowell 
Lockmonsters, which is the farm team for 
the Carolina Hurricanes. Grace hopes to 
be done with graduate school in 
December. Grace has also recently been 
appointed Director of Development for 
the Merrimack Animal Shelter in Lowell. 

Cassie Wickes is still enjoying the 
boarding school routine and is now the 
Director of Residential Life at Hun School 
in Princeton. In May, Cassie went to L.A. 
and met up with Susie Childs in Santa 

All is going very well for Justin 
Philbrick up in Freemont. This fall, 
Justin's assisted living business started 
construction on a new addition. In the 

Members of the Class of '92 

meantime, Justin is hard at work studying 
for his New Hampshire Residential Living 
Administrator's License. 

Devin Sullivan is still living in 
Charlestown and working in Concord. 

Chris Ruggerio has seen a lot from 
Matt Remis who is back living in Boston 
now. Chris is in Marlborough working 
with Diebold as an independent contrac- 
tor selling their product line. 

Out in the Midwest, Sam Nickerson 
writes, "I am at The University of Chicago 
Graduate School of Business, going for an 
MBA in finance and entrepreneurship. 
Where is Lono? I need my attorney!" Also 
in Chicago, David Olshansky is a criminal 

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defense attorney. He has started his own 
firm with a partner and is renovating a 
townhouse in his spare time. 

Finally, the west coast report. Hoyt 
Morgan just bought a house in Newport 
Beach, CA. Hoyt opens his door right 
onto the beach every morning and has 
views of Catalina Island and brilliant sun- 
sets every night. This summer, Hoyt and 
Nick LaPierre won a high profile beach 
volleyball match in Newport Beach. Hoyt 
also writes, "I am extremely saddened by 
the N.Y.C. (et all) events and want to 
send out sympathy and prayers to all those 
affected directly, indirectly or even just 
emotionally. I am more confident than 
ever in American resolve and our ability 
to bounce back though and hope we all do 
our part, however small. I thank God that 
my loved ones are all safe, but have lost 
some acquaintances and had several very 
close friends have very close calls. It puts 
life in perspective and reminds me how 
special life is, especially little places like 
GDA and all the amazing people we lived 
with for four years (students and teachers 
alike). "Well," said Hoyt. "I look forward 
to seeing many of those amazing people in 
June. Take care everybody." 


Nancy Stevenson 

229 Miller Avenue, Apt. 1 

Portsmouth, NH 03801 

nancy@pinnaclejobs . com 

Hello Class of 1993! This was a hard 
edition to write because of the events of 
September 1 1 . I will be brief in saying that 
I appreciate the relief that these entries 
can bring to those of you worried about 
your friends and classmates throughout 
the U.S. and beyond. I hope everyone is 

Karen (Filipe) Rees writes that she 
is enjoying being a mom and living in 
Maryland with her husband, Trevor. They 
have been married for four years and are 
busy running around after their 18- 

month-old son, Lyndon. She even men- 
tioned to me that Angela Ives had been 
over for dinner in August. 

Katie Mack says she is still in San 
Francisco working and going to nursing 
school. She often sees Catherine Tu thill 
'91 and Billy Batchelder '91 and reports 
they are doing well. She wanted to let 
everyone know that her brother Andy 
Mac '91 and his wife Jen Jasse '91 are 
expecting a baby. She seems very excited 
and also hopes that everyone else is doing 

Cara Marcous is living and working 
in New York City. I heard from her after 
September 11 so I can report that she is 
safe and sound. She is still acting! 
Recently, Cara ran into Anne Savage out- 
side NYU (where she is in law school). 

There are a few others we can men- 
tion are in the midst of joining the ranks 
of lawyers. Nellie Godfrey recently start- 
ed law school at Suffolk Law in Boston. 
She likes it so far but there is a lot of work 
to be done. She is living back in the 
Boston area, near Brookline. Also, Jim 
Morse started law school just three days 
after finishing his masters while also con- 
tinuing his career as a police officer. 

Shirani Wickramasinghe wrote to 
tell me she is planning to leave the U.S. in 
January (2002) for a year of travel to 
places such as Egypt and Nepal, Australia 
and New Zealand. While in New Zealand 
she is planning to work on an organic 
farm. I have not heard since early 
September whether her plans remain 
intact. If so, I wish you well, Shiran. Be 

Jorge Ochoa is back living in 
Barcelona, Spain. He is currently living 
alone and trying to work in the music 
business. He started playing five years ago 
with a group but is now a solo artist. He 
had made an attempt at studying publicity 
but he left after his third year of studies. 
Unfortunately, he reports that his mother 

passed away earlier this year which has 
changed him forever. Our thoughts and 
prayers are with you and your family, 

Jill Hindle is back in Vermont for 
another year teaching English, coaching 
varsity women's soccer and Nordic skiing. 
She might try her hand at coaching crew 
this spring. With all these extracurricular 
activities, she is having trouble finding 
time to write but she does have a story 
coming out in an anthology called 
American Nature Writing 2002 edited by 
John Murray and published by Fulcrum. 
Finally, she mentioned having the pleas- 
ure of being maid of honor at J anna 
Panall's wedding in September. 

Another coach from our class is 
Martin LaPerriere. Lappy is still coaching 
kids hockey in Canada and liking it a lot. 
He was planning a visit to see his parents, 
who are now living in New York, soon 
after the World Trade Center disaster. He 
does say his family is fine and hopes every- 
one else is doing well too. 

Jon Karon reports that he is in a new 
office in Manhattan. He wants everyone 
to know that while living and working in 
New York has been tough since 
September 11, he is doing well and hope- 
ful that everyone else is the same. 

Coral Rabey just celebrated her 
third wedding anniversary with her hus- 
band Steve. She is now working for the 
Union Bank of California in Risk 

Speaking of Risk Services, I am still 
recruiting for Insurance/Financial Service 
employment and living in Portsmouth, 
NH. Jennifer Saunders and I recently 
went to Ann Arbor, MI to visit Use 
Abusamra, who is in graduate school at 
the University of Michigan. Use seems to 
be getting accustomed to being a student 
again but is also juggling work for the 
admissions department of the university. I 
am proud to report that Use ran the 

62 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

Detroit marathon in October and came in 
fifth in her division. While she broke her 
personal record she was more excited 
about qualifying for the Boston Marathon, 
a long awaited goal. She is hopeful to be 
back in the area to participate in the 
event in 2003. Congrats, Use! 

Use mentioned to me that Kristen 
and Derek Ambrosi are happily expecting 
their first child this November. 
Congratulations! ! 

Shawn Markey seems to like being 
back in the north east. He is still working 
at GDA and even ran into Nellie and Use 
at Rosie O'Sheas back in August. 

Saundra Watson is also in the 
Boston area. She was moving last we 
heard from her while also getting excited 
about participating in her best friend's 
wedding. She hopes everyone is doing 
well and is hopeful to have people contact 
her at: 

Have a great winter and I look for- 
ward to hearing from you all again soon! 


Kristen Marvin 

J 4336 Burbank Boulevard 

Apt. #J0 

Van Nuys,CA 91401 

8 18-780- J 309 

kris . marvin@warnerbros . com 

Tom Faulkner is a mortgage origina- 
tor with Mortgage Specialists in Plaistow, 
NH. For a mortgage, call him at 877-500- 
5553. He hopes everyone is well and 
would like Izzy Metz, Sid Saraf and Josh 
Manring to call him at 978-430-1393. 

Kurt Danielson is teaching 
Environmental Science and Freshman 
Science at Storm King School, a small 
boarding school just north of West Point. 
He's also helping out with the outdoor 
education program. He says it's definitely 
a challenge, but he's enjoying what he's 

Josh Manring coaches a tennis team 
that won the high school state tennis 
championships. He was also named best 
3A tennis coach in the state of Florida 
and then later was named the best overall 
tennis coach in the state of Florida. He 
continues to sell real estate and does not 

plan on quitting anytime soon. 

Gil Farmer works at Verizon 
Wireless in Morristown, NJ for customer 
service in National Accounts. He lives at 
92 Maple Street, Colonial, NJ 07067. His 
phone is 732-388-5913 and his cell is 908- 

Dan Vermeersch is living in 
Portsmouth, NH, getting his MBA. He 
hopes all is well with everyone. 

Kevin Tangney just got back from a 
fantastic vacation through Norway, 
Denmark and Sweden. He is still working 
as a web developer in Stamford, CT. Hope 
everyone is doing well in the class of 1994. 



Laura Barnes 

56 Lawrence Road 

Deny, NH 03038 

Ibbarnes 74@hotmail . com 

Brian Crowe 

145 Pickney Street Unit #317 

Boston, MA 021 14 

6J 7-699-4254 

Edward Guzman says all is well in 
Portland and at the Oregonian 
Newspaper. He will be getting married on 
August 31 to Jenni Rasmussen, a Portland 
native who he met and got to know well 
in his time there. 

Brian Novelline says, "Greetings! 
Sorry I missed everyone at Reunion. 
Unfortunately, it was the same week as my 
graduation from business school followed 
by my wedding to the lovely Kristen 
Osborn. It appears we are settling in the 
Midwest for the next term. We just 
bought an apartment and I am heading 
back to work at a hedge fund downtown. 
Corbs and his wife-to-be, Sarah, are 
moving in around the corner, which is 
excellent. Anyways, let me know if you 
are in Chicago. (bnovelline2001@kel-" 

Jeffrey LaBellc 

!996 320 West Illinois Street 

Chicago, 1160610 


jeffreylabelle@hotmail . com 

Janna De Risi 

1 Byram Terrace Drive 

Greenwich, CT 06830 

(203) 531-4503 

j[)anall@ho tmail. com 

Well, I just wanted to say that it was 
great to see everyone at Reunion, the 
Class of '96 showed their strength in num- 
bers as more than 50 percent of the class 
returned to the good old GDA campus in 
Byfield, MA. From a personal level, it was 
great to jump into a car with Scotty 
Coulon, who I had not seen for a couple of 
years and run around trying to find an 
open liquor store, GDA memories. 

Well, Lauren Abernathy wrote that 
she was so upset that she missed the 
Reunion because she completely forgot 
that a Bowdoin friend was getting married 
on the same day. She planned on attend- 
ing the reunion and had already sent her 
money in when she noticed the dates of 
the two events coincided. Well, she will 
just have to wait until the tenth reunion 
to run into everyone. She enjoyed her 
summer by spending as much time as pos- 
sible at the beach. She says that not too 
much has changed in her life, she is still 
working at IDC in Framingham, MA and 
moved to Central Square in Cambridge 
with a couple of friends from school. She 
is absolutely loving life out there. 

Aaron Sells and Jason Randlett are 
living together with Dan DiPietro. Aaron 
added that he is teaching at the Chestnut 
Hill School and coaching lacrosse at Tufts 

Jessica (Stormont) Stevens is a first 
time writer to GDA's class notes and just 
wanted to let everyone know that she 
married Brian Stevens this summer in 
Exeter, NH. He graduated along with 
Jessica from Skidmore College and is very 
happy in newlywed land. She is working 
as an assistant production editor at the 
University Press of New England in 
Hanover, NH. Her new address in New 


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Hampshire is as follows: Jessica Stevens, 
17 Fairview Avenue, #3, Lebanon, NH 

Well, for all of you who read the 
Archon before reunion and thought it was 
a little strange that Mat Perry was work- 
ing at Sunday River and dating a 
California girl, I am sorry to say but I mis- 
takenly thought Mat had sent the card 
when in actuality it was Matt Prindiville. 
I learned of my folly during the Reunion, 
which I thought was a funny story. 
Anyways, Prindi writes us from Temple, 
ME and he has started taking classes at the 
University of Maine at Farmington and 
will be working at Sugarloaf or Sunday 
River. He wants anyone who is skiing up 
there this winter to drop him an email at He really 
enjoyed seeing everyone again at Reunion 
and hopes that people will stay in touch. 

"Big hugs to everyone in the Class of 
'96," from Jane Livingston who states, "I 
don't know about everyone else, but my 
reunion experience was one I don't think 
that I'll ever forget! Thank you GDA for 
some very nice memories." She spent 
some time recently in Arizona, but now 
she is back in New Hampshire and loving 
every minute of it. Again, she writes, "who 
knows what will happen next! Love all." 

We had another new joiner to the 
Class Notes in Lauren Carter. She writes 
that she graduated from Connecticut 
College in May of 2001 and now is trying 
to figure out life in the "real world". She 
lives in the same town as Kate Tierney 
and they ran into each other at a local bar. 
Small GDA world. 

Jason Rivera says that he worked in 
conjunction with the Massachusetts Zoo 
Department in their monkey-training pro- 
gram this summer. I would just like to wish 
you the best of luck with your career! He 
helped to train capuchin monkeys to be 
dressed as pirates for a play at all 
Massachusetts Zoos called A Pirate's Life.' 

He dressed the monkeys in pirate cos- 
tumes and trained them to perform tasks 
to play the part of "Shiver Me Timbers," 
the lead human pirate's monkey. He said 
that it was definitely one of the coolest 
things that he has ever done and he wants 
to steal one of the monkeys and keep him 
as his own personal "Shiver Me Timbers!" 
He sends his love to the entire class and 
everyone can look him up at xsurfer- 

Katie Lyons writes that she is still 
working at Welchs ( 
and has been promoted to a senior mar- 
keting coordinator. She recently moved to 
West Medford and loves it there. She is in 
the midst of studying for the GMAT and 
applying to business schools. Other than 
that, she is keeping busy bartending on 
the weekends and having a great time. If 
anyone is in town, give her a call at 978- 
394-1445. She wanted to thank everyone 
for a great reunion. 

Maria Fallon writes that it seems as 
though not much has been going on. She 
is now a personal trainer in Natick and is 
working towards becoming certified in 
Sports Conditioning. She has been doing 
a lot of mountain biking throughout New 
England, tons of rollerblading and skate- 
boarding and is very excited for the snow- 
boarding season. 

Hilary Friend lives in Chatham, NJ 
and is teaching first grade in Livingston, 
NJ. She spent the summer on the Cape 
and is enjoying the time off from school 
and hopes that everyone is doing well. 

Then, Chris Coleman says that he is 
teaching Environmental Science and 
Leadership Skills at the Chewonki 
Foundation in Wiscasset, ME. In January, 
he will start working in their Animal 
Rehab Laboratory, taking animals to 
school and teaching large groups. He says 
that life is good. 

Cat Pear who contacted me via 
email says that she has been having a great 

time. She is currently working for the 
Massachusetts Coalition for the 
Prevention of Medical Errors and spent 
her summer in Annisquam hanging out 
with a British rock band, five guys called 
Freefall, who she met one night and ended 
up spending six weeks in and around her 
house and Kelley Porter's apartment. 
They had a blast going to see them play in 
bars in Boston and Gloucester and even 
brought a couple of them to J anna's wed- 
ding on September 1. She just wanted to 
tell Janna that her wedding was beautiful- 
ly executed and that they all had the best 
time. She wants details about how the 
huge white cotton went over with Darren! 
Cat would like to say "hi" to everyone 

I was pleasantly surprised to receive 
an email from Laura Jimenez. She was not 
sure if I remembered her, but fortunately I 
did so I did not delete her note. She just 
wants to let her old classmates know 
something about her since so many years 
have passed by since she left! She spent 
her summer relaxing mostly around 
Barcelona, except for a three-week vaca- 
tion spent with family and friends in 
Menorca, a little sunny Spanish Island. 
She will be visiting Bali this Christmas 
where she will spend a few days celebrat- 
ing her parent's 25 th anniversary. She is 
still on vacation since college does not 
start until October 8 where she is current- 
ly studying Interior Design. She hopes 
that everyone is fine and wants everyone 
to know that she reads the Archon every 
time she receives it. Moreover, she would 
like Abby Coffin to contact her at whenever she can. 
She would love to know about her consid- 
ering that they lost contact a long time 

Mike Shedosky is now employed by 
Hedge, the investment company 
he interned for last summer. His office is 
now located in N.Y.C., near Rockefeller 

64 I Ik- Archon •< Winter 2001-02 

Center; special projects, screening accred- 
ited investors, reviewing prospectus data 
and studying for the registered representa- 
tive license exam are the rigors of the day. 
He is commuting from his apartment in 
Westfield, NJ but will probably move in 
closer to or into N.Y.C. next year. He 
sends his regards to all and is looking for- 
ward to Reunion 2001. 

Raymond Long says, "I've been 
staffed in N.Y.C. for the last seven months 
so looking forward to Reunion. I've been 
back to GDA a lot this year since my sis- 
ter started there. Got to see the women's 
bball team, on which she plays, win New 
England's and finish undefeated!" 

Josh Novis's mother writes, "Josh is 
in his second year at McGill Graduate 
School. He is in the honors thesis program 
in the Culture and Values Department of 
Education. His TA job in Theory of 
Education has been exciting and chal- 
lenging. He lives with a lovely young lady 
- I think a wedding is in the near future!" 

Finally, I have been back from 
Germany since the beginning of August. I 
got back to Chicago just in time for the 
cold winter months. I have been having a 
great time the past couple of months. I 
hope that everyone had as much fun at 
the Reunion as I did. 


Jessie Gannett 

RR #2, Box 1403 

Campton, NH 03223-9403 


Brian Marvin 

2B Washington Road 

Atkinson, NH 038 J J 


Rachel Lipman 

5 Radnor Road, Apt #2 

Brighton, MA 02 1 35 

ralipman@hotmail . com 

5th Class Reunion 

June 14, 15, 16 2002 

Jessie Gannett writes, "Hello Class 
of 1997! I have had an exciting spring and 

fall. My spring was fantastic; I was award- Hospital in Boston. She plans to apply for 
ed Outstanding Woman of New medical school next fall. She spends a lot 
Hampshire, an award given to four women of time with Meghan Earle and Laura 

in the state. It was a crowning moment for 
my family and myself. I did not graduate 
this spring; I am finishing my three majors. 
I was elected Student Body Vice President 
this past spring, a position I had to resign 
from this fall due to my horrendous sched- 

Hirsch. Meghan is working in N.Y.C. and 
Laura is teaching English in Madrid. She 
also writes that she sees Deke Fyrberg and 
Eric Bornhofft, both are doing well. 

Mara McManus reports she is also 
living in Boston right now. She graduated 

ule. Luckily, I am still able to take part in from UVM in May and moved to Boston 
student government as Senior Class with some other UVM grads. She is work- 
Representative and sit on the assembly. ing in a law firm as an Office Manager. 
My other great moment was moving into a She hopes to see all of you in June, 
house I am renting with two friends in Let me finish by seconding Mara's 
Keene. I love having a home to come to at sentiments with my hopes to see all of you 
the end of the day. My days now are filled in June as well. Don't forget our five-year 

with classes, work, organizations and 
teaching math to eighth graders 40 min- 
utes outside of Keene two days a week." 

Lin Curtis writes that she is working 
in Central London on a visa after graduat- 
ing from Tufts this past May. When she 
returns to the states in May, she will be 
hiking the Appalachian Trail and then in 
July plans to move to San Francisco with 
some good friends. Sounds like Lin is a 
busy lady! 

Rachel Lipman sends news that she 
is living in Boston now with three room- 
mates in Brighton and going to Law 

Members of the graduating class of 1997 

School at Boston College. She hopes all is 

Jodi Leverone writes that she is con- 
ducting research at Brigham and Women's 

reunion, (eeek) I hope all of you are well 
and are enjoying your falls whatever you 
may be doing. 

Jessie M. Gannett 

KSC MS 7800 

229 Main Street 

Keene, NH 03435 


funny girl@excite . com 

Jacob Chase 

Macalester College 

1 600 Grande Avenue 

Saint Paul, MN 55 J 05- J 899 

jchase@macale ter. edu 

Hello to the Class of 
'98! I proudly report that I 
am enjoying fall semester 
back in Minnesota after 
spending last semester 
studying in Seville, Spain. 
While there, I had the time 
of my life, traveled all over 
Spain, saw some of 
Portugal, visited a friend in 
Paris and traversed 
Morocco. It was very diffi- 
cult to come back. 
However, when I did, I 
lived this past summer on 
Plum Island and worked 
again at Harbor Schools. 
I'm looking forward to graduating this 
spring and taking some time off before 
going to graduate school. 

Annie Legault reports that she is 

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"excellent" in Montreal and that she 
recently met up with some GDA friends 
there. Annie reports that Phillip 
Venturelli was all smiles when he visited 
in March and that Christina St.-Pierre '99 
also visited in August. Annie did ask 
about Jocie Mueller, saying that she had 
not heard from her in a while. 

Emily Novis spent this past summer 
working in the birth center, but also spent 
lots of time with Ingrid Nugent. She is 
now back at the University of New 
Brunswick in Canada, studying nursing 
and still playing varsity soccer, with tenta- 
tive plans to travel in Asia this upcoming 
summer. Emily ran into Dave Chapman in 
a bar only to find him soon off to 
Australia. She sees "lots of the Oretos," 
and remarks that Brendon's tree is growing 
strong. Emily would love to hear from 

1998 Morse Flag winner Mary Rita Vieira and 
her sister Rebecca '94 

Shawn Shetty reports from afar that 
he has started his second year of medical 
school in India and has joined a rock band 
as the drummer and is really enjoying it. 

Jill Welenc studied abroad in 
Sydney, Australia last semester, "which 
was more fabulous and wonderful than 
[she] could ever describe..." Upon return- 
ing in July, Jill lived in Gloucester, MA 
with a friend from Bates and interned at a 

graphic design firm. Jill is now back at 
Bates for her senior year, working on a 
full-year studio art thesis and "trying to get 
ready to jump into the real world." I am 
glad to hear such good news from you all 
and hope to hear from more of you in the 

Emily Novis is in the nursing pro- 
gram at the University of New Brunswick 
and is looking to keep her 3.7 GPA. Her 
mom writes, "I think she has found her 
interest in life." Emily is still playing soc- 
cer and had a good year, All Conference 
2nd All Canadian. 


Stuart W. GilfiUen 

Roger Williams University 

RWU Box 5268 

Bristol, EI 02809-2921 

Jessica S. Reed-Zaplin 

219 Park Drive #25 

Boston, MA 02215 

78 J -929-2556 

ressrz66@hotmail . com 

Caleb Noblitt is in Australia taking 
a junior semester abroad. He is majoring 
in physics and geology at Bates College. 
He is also playing ice hockey at Bates. 

Todd Bolint is in between classes at 
S.C.A.D, visiting Chuck Diamond and 
other friends. He is taking off in the spring 
to spend time in France and Germany. 

Congratulations to Liz Parmelee 
who is graduating from UNH this year 
with a degree in journalism. She was in 
England this past summer to study at 
Cambridge University's Colleges for six 

Mike Porter is going to school in 
Los Angeles at Whittier College. He is 
enjoying playing lacrosse and the west 
coast beaches. Mike writes, "surprisingly 
the team out here is very good, we fin- 
ished last season ranked 17 in the coun- 
try." You can email Mike at 
mporter33 1 

Megan McShane had an exciting 
summer living on the Cape with her 

boyfriend. She worked a lot as a waitress 
and at the Seafood Company. She is now 
living in Quincy and working and at 
Emerson College. She says she really miss- 
es everyone. You can email Meg at mmc- 

Sarah Avalon writes, "everything at 
Mount Holyoke is wonderful, I'm major- 
ing in sociology and a have minor in biol- 
ogy." She recently heard from Jim 
Meniates, Greg Moore, Paul Morrisey, 
Jesse Garth and Jon Spector. 

Someone we've all been waiting to 
hear from... Joe Turner. Joe is currently 
living in Sri Lanka for the semester study- 
ing religion and politics, learning the lan- 
guage and meeting many new people. Joe 
writes, "Everything here is great and I'm 
really psyched to be here." He has been in 
touch with Seth, Pije and E.J. and misses 
everyone. You can email Joe at jturn- He has been playing 
the sax at some bars the past two summers 
in Boston and will be there again this 
summer. Joe hopes everyone is having a 
blast and that everyone finds what they 
are looking for. 

Sarah Willeman is back in 
California at Stanford and loving it. She 
writes, "school's intense this quarter but in 
a good way and I'm having tons of fun liv- 
ing with my good friend Lindsay and 
meeting lots of great new people where we 
live." Her summer was great; she was on 
the road competing with her horses until a 
scary flip-over accident in the show ring, 
which cut short her competition schedule 
for a few weeks. Sarah is doing fine, which 
is good to hear. 

Thanks to all of you who wrote. I 
would love to hear from more of you next 
time. I am in Boston and having a great 
time, busy with school at Emerson 
College. I had an exciting summer and 
saw some of the girls at my 21st. I hope 

66 The Archon •< Winter 2001-02 

you all have a great semester; I can't 
believe we are already in our junior year. 
Take care. 


Meg/urn K. Barry 

Quinnipiac i 'niversity 

P.O. Box 600 

Ham Jen, CT 065 J 8 

Catherine E. Correia 

Trinity College 


300 Summit Street 

Hartford, CT 06106 


Hi Class of 2000! Meghan and I were 
so happy to hear from everyone who got in 
touch with us. It is great to hear how you 
all are doing. This fall, in addition to the 
class notes letter that was sent out, we also 
sent out an email. We don't have every- 
one's email though, so write to me at ccor- if you would like to 
be added to the list. 

I had a great summer working and 
relaxing. I am back at Trinity and am 
planning on majoring in biology. It is a lot 
of time and work, but the classes are fun 
and the professors are very involved and 
interesting. I also volunteer at the high 
school across the street from Trinity and 
give extra help to freshman in the math 
and sciences. I have a beautiful room in 
the Center Quad of the campus. My 
roommate is great, a ton of fun and, iron- 
ically, she grew up with Diana Burnell, so 
we reminisce about great Diana stories. 
Brad Downey has transferred to Trinity 
this fall, so it is nice to see him around 
campus. Meghan just went to see one of 
Chris Rothwell's rugby games. He played 
against Bowdoin and Shane O'Neil who 
is on the Bowdoin team. Meghan is back 
at Quinnipiac and is planning on major- 
ing in Film and Television. 

I received a postcard from Jamie 
Gilberg right before the school year 
began. She wrote, "Aloha Class of 2000. 
Brooke, Emily, Courtney, Meghan and I 
are on our way back from a great trip. We 
stopped over in California for a few days 

on our way to Hawaii. We had a great time 
in California and Hawaii. I hope you all 
have had a good summer!" I spoke to 
Jamie since she returned to GW and she 
said she loves D.C. and her new apart- 
ment off campus that she is living in with 
some friends. Also, she is now the social 
chair for her sorority. Jamie told me that 
Chuck Taylor transferred to George 

Courtney Marino wrote, "I am now 
going to Emerson College in Boston and 
am loving it! I can't get enough of the city. 
I've been hanging out with Emily every 
once in a while. I've seen Cian O'Neil a 
couple of times too." Courtney also said 
that Emily Dana was a tennis coach at the 
Essex County Club this past summer. 

I received a letter from Yori Senser a 
few weeks ago. She transferred to Emerson 
as well. Yori is planning on a Theatre and 
Dance Education major. She also men- 
tioned that she spent the summer in 
Maine teaching the arts to middle school 
aged kids. She wrote "I loved teaching and 
having the opportunity to do so much the- 
atre and dance again in a small communi- 
ty setting." Yori has a little house in 
Allston, MA and just had a house warm- 
ing party with her roommates. Both 
Merrill Lamont and Gen Reynolds 
attended the party. 

Natalia Averett wrote, "I've had a 
lot of reading and writing intensive class- 
es so I'm really busy here at Pamona. I'm 
also in multicultural hall (I'm treasurer) 
and there's a lot of work for that and I'm 
historian for the Pan-African Student 
Association. Eddie Young is a freshman 
here. He lives upstairs from me so I see 
him a lot. I also see Scott Pellitier and 
Willow Malick every once in a while. I've 
been trying to get off campus more and 
enjoy Southern California. There are a lot 
of cool places around here; Venice Beach, 
Old Town Pasadena, Santa Monica and 
San Diego." Scott sent a post card saying 
he is playing rugby, surfing an incredible 
amount and otherwise enjoying great 
weather out in California. 

Willow Malick wrote to let us know 

that she is now an RA at Scripps. She is 
having a great time and has a tan! I am so 
impressed with your tan Willow and jeal- 
ous of all the fun-in-the-sun Californians! 
The leaves are changing and the days are 
definitely getting quite cold now here in 

CJ Maggio wrote, "I'm in Colorado 
right pow. It has been a hard summer, but 
I've been trying to get back to the way I 
was. I hope everyone is having fun and is 
safe." For those of you who don't know, CJ 
got into a car accident this past year. We 
all are sending our best to CJ and hope he 
gets better soon. 

Zenovia Wright wrote, "Things at 
Howard are cool and being at school in 
D.C. is not as hectic as people may think. 
I've been busy with school and Ubiquity, 
Inc., the organization I joined last spring. 
This past weekend was our homecoming 
and it was absolutely wonderful. A lot of 
celebs came through, but it's Howard so 
we expect nothing less." Maybe someday 
Zenovia will be returning to Howard as 
one of the celeb alumnae! 

Gretchen Gee has recently joined 
AmeriCorps NCCC for a year and is based 
in Charleston, SC. For the next few 
months her team has been assigned to 
work with a local school for the first proj- 
ect. She is loving her new experience. She 
will be updating me on her travels and 
projects so if you would like to know 
where she is or what she is up to email me 
and I'll let you know. 

Elizabeth Turnbull worked in the 
White Mountains along the Appalachian 
Trail this past summer. She continues to 
like Colby and is running cross-country 

Nicole Neilson says that her classes 
have been hard this year because she is 
starting to take classes for her major. She 
loves living in an apartment and her 
roommates are great, but, "not as good as 
Annie Rickly, but that's okay she was a 
once in a lifetime roomie! I think next 
year I will be getting my own apartment or 
at least my own room." 

Katie Graham wrote, "I had an 

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class notes 

internship at a radio station this summer. 
I worked on the morning show, which was 
really early in the morning (5:30 am), but 
a great experience and a lot of fun. I'm 
thinking about pursuing something with 
the media (just one of the many ideas). I 
also went to bartending school and 
worked a couple of catered events. 
Unfortunately, you have to be 21 down 
here to bartend, but when I'm home on 
breaks I plan to work nights in Boston and 
get a steady job next summer. I just got 
back from D.C.. A bunch of girls went up 
for our fall break. I ran into Jamie Gilberg. 
It was neat to see her again. The work has 
been really hard this year. I'm now a sister 
of Tri Delta so I also spend a lot of time 
with those girls. I also play polo a couple 
of times each week. 

Marc McDonnell wrote, "I had an 
awesome summer in Mexico with the 
Coast Guard doing Drug Enforcement 
Operations. I got to fire M-16s, .50 caliber 
machine guns and go on helicopter flight 
operations. I spent a couple days in 
Acapulco while with the Coast Gaurd and 
I spent a week in London during my two- 
week summer vacation. Other than 
that nothing is really new except that 
this year is a lot harder academically than 
last year. My email is mcdonel@cadet- if anyone wants to get in 
touch with me. 

Cassie Depratto worked a very 
ambitious 65-70 hours a week this summer 
in hopes to be able to pay for school this 
year without the help of her parents or a 
bank loan. Also, this summer Cassie sang 
in Gaelic at the Glengarry Highland 
Games in front of 10-15,000 people. She 
went white water rafting with Beth 
Depratto '01, Meg Lloyd '01 and Kim 
Jones '01 . Cassie plans to play for the city 
hockey team that she played for last year. 
They won the provincial championship 
last year. I bet with Cassie returning they 
will win again! Cassie also wrote, "I also 

just joined a choir ... and guess what we 
are singing for Christmas? Handel's 
Messiah. Bring back memories?" I know 
Christmas and Handel's Messiah always 
reminds me of GDA and it probably does 
for many others that were in the chorus or 

As many of you all may remember, 
Michelle Wheeler took last year off to 
sing with Up With People. She spent six 
months traveling around the mid-western 
U.S. and through Canada performing, 
doing community service and living with 
hundreds of great families. Michelle 
writes, "It was the greatest time of my life. 
The people were incredible and will be my 
lifelong friends and family." However, at 
Christmas break, Up With People 
announced they were shutting down all 
over the world. Michelle was not able to 
finish her year on the road. Michelle then 
wanted to do something for a few months 
before summer so she joined a program 
called Youth International. She and a 
group of 16 traveled to India, the 
Philippine Islands, Thailand and Nepal. 
They did adventure stuff, lived with fami- 
lies, worked in primitive villages and 
learned about the people and cultures. 
Michelle says the things she experienced 
and saw have changed her way of thinking 
and opinion of the world. Now Michelle is 
at UMaine, Orono. She is enjoying it and 
is playing on the Division One volleyball 
team (she's the shortest player by five 
inches). Michelle is also singing in a 
female choir called Athena. 

Jonathan Feeley wrote, "I'm at Tufts 

this year as a freshman. I'm playing 

rugby and having a good time in 

general." His email address is 

Jim Clair wrote that he is doing well 
at Denver. He went abroad last spring 
semester to England, France and 
Germany. This winter he is skiing for the 
Winter Park Free Style team. Last season 

he skied close to 100 days and was able to 
keep his grades up, so that is the plan 
again for this year. 

Josh Freeman joined ZBT at Bentley 
and has been busy with fraternity stuff. 
Josh likes school and is working hard. He 
said that he sees Pete Aloisi, Marc 
McDonnell, Seth Dubinsky and Jimmy 
Chao often. He also wanted to give a 
shout out to Seth and Pete, "Props to the 
crab apples." 

Seth Dubinsky is now going to 

Tom Hand wrote, "Hello to every- 
one. I had a really good summer break, but 
it flew by too quickly. I am back at UMass 
now and am extremely busy. My classes in 
Landscape Architecture require many 
hours in the studio designing and building 
models, but at least I am having fun and 
enjoy what I do. I saw Dan Muxie, 
Kempton Randolph, Joe Cacciatore, 
Elizabeth Turnbull and Catherine 
Correia this past summer. Catherine and I 
saw each other a lot and we made a lot of 
little day trips. The highlight was definite- 
ly kayaking down the Narrows River in 
Narragansett, RI. Right now I am excited- 
ly waiting to become an uncle, as my sister 
Kristen '93 is due in November! Hope all 
is well with everyone." 

This past summer Nick Mincola 
emailed and let me know what he was up 
to. Last winter he left St. Mike's and went 
home to make some money painting. He 
put that money towards a Nols trip. He 
spent a month in the southern Absorkas 
of Wyoming (a mountain range south of 
Yellowstone and east of the Tetons near 
the Wind Rivers). Altogether he traveled 
110 miles and reached an elevation of 
25,000'. Nick described it as intensely 
beautiful, a very real experience that still 
lacks the need for any descriptive words or 
titles. It just was and continues to be the 
real beauty of it- it remains in my heart 
and soul. I definitely fell in love with the 

68 The Archon < Winter 2001-02 

high country and I will be attending 
Montana State University in Bozeman 
in the spring of 2002." 

Yu Nakagawa wants to let every- 
one know that he is attending Drew 
University, not Roger Williams 
University as stated in The Milestone. 
He took last semester off to stay in 
Japan. He is back at Drew this semester 
and is healthy and doing well. At gradu- 
ation last June Bettina Rombergtold 
told me she was transferring to URI this 
year. I hope she is doing well there. 

Also, I heard that Ryan Tilden is 
now at American University in D.C. 

Lindsay Gobin writes, "Not too 
has much changed since last year. The 
Denison softball team won the NCAC 
Conference, and placed second in the 
NCAA Regional Tournament behind the 
eventual D III champions. Life in the 
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority is fantastic. 
I'm having a blast. Maria Moore and I live 
in the same dorm, so we see each other a 
lot. Happy Holidays!" 

We hope everyone is well. Take care 
and keep in touch. We want to hear from 


Mara Elizabeth Moore 

Denison University 

Slayter Box 1985 

Granville, Ohio 43023 

Moore_me@denison . edu 


Ian Christopher Hughes 

Ian Hughes 

P.O. Box 145442 

Dayuma Beach, FL 



chvndog7@hotmail . com 

Maria Moore writes, "Hey Class of 
2001! Denison is absolutely wonderful; I 
am a class senator and a member of the 
Student Activities Council. I am also an 
intern at the admissions office! I hope you 
all are enjoying college as much as I am! I 
miss you all so much and hope to hear 
from you soon! 

Caitlin Mcintosh says, "School is 
going well, but I miss everyone. I joined 
the orchestra and take pictures for my 
school newspaper. I have a new fish for my 

Ashley Driscoll, Rebecca Novis, and Nino Balestrieri at Brantwood 2000 

room named Sebastian and absolutely 
love campus and dorm life." 

Ande Tagliamonte says, "Colorado 
State University is great! I have been hik- 
ing down south into Colorado Springs 
with my roommate. I travel around on a 
new bike equipped with a wicker basket. I 
have been painting an awful lot in my 
dorm room. I miss home and the good old 
days of the GDA campus in the spring. 

Justin Becker received the Mark 
Twain scholarship award from Elmira 
College for his academic capabilities. He 
wrote, "I was elected freshman class presi- 
dent at Elmira College and have been 
working out with the varsity lacrosse 

Meg Lloyd is making big bucks 
working construction during her year off. 
She is training with an awesome hockey 

Brad Kasnet spent his summer work- 
ing at Water Country in New Hampshire. 
He had tons of fun. Brad runs into Kim 
Jones all the time on the Colby campus. 
While attending a concert in Maine, Brad 
saw Caitlin Cooper, Scott Mayo and 
Chris Delisle. 

Ashlee Nantoski loves Quinnipiac. 
She says, "I have the best roommates and 
have met so many nice people. I audi- 
tioned for the dance company and made 
it, along with 40 other people. We per- 
form at pep rallies, sports and big school 

Adam Shelley spent the summer in 
Spain with friends from home. He says, "I 
was accepted into Cambridge University 
to study History and International 
Relations, which I am very excited about! 
I am playing intercollegiate rugby. I miss 
our class and the lovely New England 

Rebecca Novis is thriving at Lewis 
and Clark. She loves Portland and has 
become involved in all aspects of campus 
life. She has had to drop a few things, as 
she can't fit everything in but she is play- 
ing club soccer and has done some travel- 
ing with that. Her mom writes, "she tack- 
les life with endless energy." 

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This year, as we celebrate the 
women of Governor Dummer 
Academy, we pay special tribute 
to the 25 women who were award- 
ed the Morse Flag and Academy 

Morse Flag Recipients: 
Heather Blair 77 
Cynthia W. Horner '81 
Claire B. Danaher '82 
Amy S. Welch '83 
Roechelle L. Smith '84 
Jennifer Lynn Dupre '86 
Anita E. Bartschat '87 
Deana Dominica Boyages '88 
Shannon Ballard Davenport '90 
Catherine D. Burgess '91 
Sarah Kate Atkins '92 
Cara D. Marcous '93 
Ashley B. Russell '95 
Sandra T. Padilla '97 
Maria Rita Vieira '98 
Emily Rose Ouimette '01 

Academy Prize Recipients: 
Louise S. Johnson '75 
Ann K. McShea '82 
Kara R. McLoy '88 
Leslie L. McCant '91 
Erin R. Rich '92 
Use E. Abusamra '93 
Lauren Elizabeth Carroll '96 
Rebecca Ann Stephenson '98 
Daria Cristel Grayer '00 

n memonam 

Benjamin J. Stone 

Benjamin J. Stone, a venerable member of the Academy's "Old Guard," died 
peacefully in a continuing care facility in Bedford Massachusetts on October 26, 
2001. Ben had been in failing health for the past year. 

Ben was born in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 1910. He attended Hamilton 
College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. His college roommate was Morrie 
Eames, brother of then GDA Headmaster, Ted Eames. After his graduation in 
1932, Ben visited Byfield and was offered a position at the Academy where he 
began a distinguished career that spanned forty-three years. During this extraordi- 
nary tenure, he was the consummate boarding school teacher serving the Academy 
in numerous capacities. Ben taught Latin and Mathematics and chaired the 
Mathematics Department. He was a corridor master in Perkins, Moody and Pierce. 
He coached JV soccer and baseball and league basketball. At various times during 
his four decades in Byfield he occupied key administrative posts including 
Registrar, Director of Admissions, Director of Studies and Dean of Faculty. Ben was 
also able to satisfy his passion for music by directing the Choir and serving as the 
accompanist for the Glee Club. 

Ben was an accomplished musician and composer in his own right. He wrote 
numerous anthems, short pieces for piano and flute, a cantata and a Mass in B flat. 
The Boston Music Company published a sizable dossier of many of his composi- 
tions for choir and chorus. 

Outside of GDA, Ben was the organist and choirmaster for Ascension 
Memorial Church in Ipswich. He sang in the Newburyport Choral Society and was 
its president for seven years. He was an active member of the Historical Society of 
Old Newbury. Ben also wrote a column in the Newburyport Evening News called 
"As I See It." 

Eight years ago Ben and his wife Nancy moved to a retirement village in 
Bedford, Massachusetts. Nancy died in 1998 and Ben remained in the townhouse 
until last year when he moved into the nursing facility. 

In a peripatetic world characterized by mobility and constant change, Ben 
Stone's career is a testament to the values of loyalty, commitment and sustained 
excellence. He understood the possibilities and the importance of education. He 
served his school, his students and his profession well. Ben was one of those lucky 
individuals to have combined his vocation with his avocation. He once told former 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon, "A sizable portion of my heart is permanently lodged 
at GDA." 

Ben is survived by his daughters, Nan and Helen and his son Ned. 



The Archon < Winter 2001-02 71 




in memonam 

Hamilton Bates'40 

The Academy was informed that 
Hamilton Bates died on July 26, 2000. 
While at GDA Ham wrestled; played 
hockey, lacrosse and football and was a 
recipient of the Harvard Book Prize. 

Arthur Cameron '65 

Arthur "Arty" Cameron died on 
September 2, 2001 after suffering fatal 
injuries in a bicycle accident. Arty was an 
avid polo enthusiast who is remembered 
by friends and loved ones as being gener- 
ous with his time and talent. He is sur- 
vived by his son, Arty, Jr.; his daughter, 
Cleopatra; and grandson, Maximillian. 

David Sanders Cate '59 

David Sanders Cate died on 
November 21, 2000. Originally from 
Winnetka, IL, Sandy spent the last sever- 
al years living and working in the San 
Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, CA. 

Those close to Sandy will remember 
him for his exceptional intelligence; his 
uncanny ability to instruct and teach; his 
deep, uncanny voice; kindness to animals 
and friends; his sense of humor and his 
wonderful idiosyncrasies. 

Sandy is survived by two broth- 
ers, John and Robert; his partner 
Christine McElwain; his loving parents; 
beloved pets; and the wild urban creatures 
he fed and befriended. 

Charles L. Cashin, Jr. '50 

Charles L. Cashin, Jr. died on 
October 4, 2001 at Lowell General 
Hospital. Cashin was an FAA designated 
flight examiner and had been in general 
aviation for 41 years at Cashin Aviation at 
the Manchester Municipal Airport in 
Manchester, NH. He is survived by his 
wife, Valerie; son, Charles; daughter, 
Susan; and five grandchildren. 

Joseph G. Cook '53 

Joseph G. Cook, a retired partner in 
the Boston insurance firm Brewer and 
Lord, died of complications of a stroke on 
July 28, 2001. A trustee of Morgan 
Memorial Boston and Derby Academy in 
Hingham, Cook leaves his wife, Joan; 
four daughters, Linda, Katie, Sydney and 
Abigail; and three grandchildren. 

Richard Campbell Croll '58 

Richard Campbell Croll '58 died on 
September 17, 2001 from complications of 

Dick will long be remembered for his 
loyalty and generosity to individuals as 
well as institutions and charities. At 
Governor Dummer he established the 
Croll Fund which has helped to upgrade 
the Pescosolido Library print collection 
significantly. Because of his generosity, the 
library has added nearly 10,000 volumes 
to their offerings in just five years. He is 
survived by his brother, Robert F. Croll; 
his nephews, Robert, Bryan and Steven 
Croll; his niece Stacey Croll and longtime 
companion, Jan Gilpin Anderson. 

John RH. Chandler, Jr. '29 

John P.H. Chandler, Jr. died at 
Pleasant View Nursing Home in Concord, 
NH. After co-founding the Warner 
Planning and Development Association, 
Chandler began a long career in public 
service when he was elected as a member 
of the Chandler Reservation Committee. 
He went on to serve six terms in the New 
Hampshire House of Representatives and 
seven terms in the New Hampshire 
Senate. He was predeceased by his wife 
Margaret and son Jon Chandler, III. He is 
survived by his children, Thomas, Rose 
Daniels and Elizabeth Collins; 16 grand- 
children; 21 great-grandchildren and one 

William Ains worth Davison '41 

The school was informed by Eunice 
Ainsworth that her husband William 
Ainsworth Davison died unexpectedly on 
December 12, 2001. She noted that Bill's 
year as an exchange student at GDA was 
one of the highlights of his life. 

Charles William Earnshaw '36 

Martha Earnshaw informed the 
Academy that her husband of 57 years, 
Charles William Earnshaw passed away on 
May 16, 2001. In addition to his wife, 
Earnshaw is survived by his son, Spencer; 
two daughters, Carol and Jane; brother, 
George; and twin granddaughters, Katie 
and Jennifer. 

Robert M. Gaudin '48 

Carol Gaudin wrote to inform the 
Academy that her husband Robert M. 
Gaudin passed away on May 27, 2001. 
After graduating from MIT Bob worked 
for the Ford Tractor Overseas Operation, 
which afforded him the opportunity to 
travel the world. He liked outdoor adven- 
tures and fell in love with the west. He 
moved to Snowmass, CO in 1987 where 
he served on the Financial Board, 
Snowmass Homeowners Design 

Committee and Snowmass Planning 
Commission. Bob's widow, Carol, can be 
reached at PO Box 6510, 16 Lemond 
Circle, Snowmass Village, CO 81615. 

Carl Germain '39 

Dorothy Germain informed the 
Academy that her husband Carl Germain 
passed away after a lengthy illness on May 
13, 2001. 

Donald T. Gibbs '37 

Donald T Gibbs died on May 23, 
2001. Gibbs was the longest working 
librarian of the Redwood Library and 
Athenaeum of Newport, RI before he 
retired. He also served as a member of the 

72 The Archon « Winter 2001-02 

Advisory Commission responsible for 
planning the Nations Conference for 
Libraries and Information Services. He 
leaves his wife, Rhode Island Senator June 
Gibbs; daughter, Elizabeth; and a cousin 
Marjorie Moerschner. 

Dr. Daniel Hanley '35 

Dr. Daniel Hanley passed away on 
May 6, 2001. "Dr. Dan" was an interna- 
tionally known expert on athletic injuries 
who served as the Chief Physician for US 
Olympic Team from 1964 through 1972. 
He was the US Representative and per- 
manent member of the Medical 
Commission of the International Olympic 
Committee, US Representative on the 
Medical Committee of the International 
Amateur Athletic Federation and US 
Representative on the Medical 
Commission of the Pan American Sports 

After graduating from Governor 
Dummer Academy, Hanley attended 
Bowdoin College and then received his 
MD. from the Columbia University 
College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is 
survived by his wife of 53 years, Maria 
Benoit; two sons, Dr. Daniel Hanley Jr. 
and Dr. Sean Hanley; two daughters, 
Sheila Hanley and Dr. Sharon Vitousek; 
and 11 grandchildren. 

Christopher J. Haven 

Christopher J. Haven who coached 
track at GDA for several years died on 
September 12, 2001 after a lengthy battle 
with brain cancer. Haven taught physics 
at Triton Region High School for 16 years. 
He was an Eagle Scout, athlete and sport 
enthusiast who ran in six marathons 
including two Boston Marathons. He is 
survived by his parents, Richard and 
Patricia Haven; his wife, Jennifer; and 
three children, Elizabeth, Isaac and Erika. 

Donald S. Kelsey '39 

Frances Kelsey reported that her hus- 
band of 55 years, Donald S. Kelsey, died 
this past May. 

Donald S. Leas, III '73 

Donald "Boy" Leas died July 12, 
2001 in his Palm Beach home from stom- 
ach cancer. Friends remember Leas as a 
world-class fisherman who traveled the 
world in search of the best trolling spots. 

Robert McMenson '36 

Elinor McMenson sadly reported 
that her husband Robert McMenson died 
on May 29, 2001, two days shy of their six- 
tieth wedding anniversary. 

Carl A. Pescosolido 

Carl A. Pescosolido, a dear friend of 
the Academy died on August 8, 2001. In 
addition to establishing scholarships at 
the Academy, Pescosolido generously 
endowed the Carl A. Pescosolido Library 
which, built in 1997, includes more than 
20,000 square feet of study and research 
space, a 30,000-volume collection with 
capacity to 50,000 volumes, 175 data- 
ports, hundreds of periodicals and expan- 
sive, light-filled research areas and group 

Mr. Pescosolido worked for Gulf Oil 
for many years before creating Lido 
Company of New England, which became 
one of the largest independently owned 
gasoline companies in New England. 

The son of Italian immigrants and 
the recipient of the Gran Merito dell 
Republica, the highest award the presi- 
dent of Italy can bestow upon a non- 
Italian citizen, Pescosolido's greatest mis- 
sion was to improve America's under- 
standing of Italian contributions to 
Western culture. He gave generously to 
Italian and Italian-American organiza- 
tions and wrote a book, The Proud Italians: 

Our Great Civilizers, detailing the ways in 
which Italians thought and shaped the 
modern world. 

After retiring in the mid- 1980s, 
Pescosolido devoted himself to various 
educational and philanthropic causes. In 
addition to his contributions to Governor 
Dummer, he established scholarships at 
Harvard College, Deerfield Academy and 
Ipswich High School. 

He leaves his wife, Virginia; his 
brother, Joe Pescosolido; four children, 
William Pescosolido, Barbara Carpenter, 
Richard Pescosolido and Dede Austin; 17 
grandchildren and eight great-grandchil- 

Benjamin P. Pierce '39 

Benjamin P. Pierce died on July 1, 
2000. The retired president of Tyrone 
Hydraulics in Mississippi, Pierce earned a 
B.S. from Bowdoin College and his 
M.B.A. from Harvard Business School 
after attending Governor Dummer 

Roderick Manning Rose '52 

Roderick Manning Rose died on 
May 26, 2001. After earning his B.S. in 
electrical engineering from Swathmore 
College, Rose worked as a system engi- 
neer. In his retirement he enjoyed playing 
with computers, teaching engineering 
refresher courses, consulting on engineer- 
ing projects and most importantly contin- 
uing his active service to the Presbyterian 
Church of Islip. He leaves his wife, 
Eugenia Beth Beam and his children, Rod, 
Jr., Martha, Cyndi and Edwin. 

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All school photograph 
taken this fall at the 
Sager Bowl 

Copies of the picture are available. 
For more information contact Shawn 
Markey at 978-4654763 or 

Chapel Talk 

Held Tightly 

Brooke Bishop '01 
October 8, 2001 

lach Wednei 

day begins with studenti . 
gregated in Moseley Chapel for Chapel 
Talk. During this time, one member of the 
community is given the opportunity to 
share a talent, thought or idea with those 
gathered. This autumn, Brook Bishop 
shared the following short story that she 
had written. She concluded her reading 
with a personal reflection that is also 
included below. 

Randolph McPherson rarely felt content, and the pain in his left leg 
wouldn't let him forget it. But sucking in the thin waves of smoke from his cig- 
arette left him feeling clean. His bottom lip twitched as he exhaled and he 
smirked at the uncontrollable habit. 

The brown plaid seat sank beneath his weight as he shifted to shut off the 
ignition. Randolph watched translucent ribbons of smoke suffuse the air, push- 
ing against the windows that restricted its voyage. He picked at the spots of 
white paint that clung to his jeans, wondering if they would ever come out. 
Not that he cared. What did he need with a pair of clean pants? He was a land- 
scapes a dime a dozen. Getting paid not much more than that. He combed his 
coarse eyebrow with his thumb and pushed the thought away. Ella would 
remind him of his insufficient pay when he arrived home for supper. 

An amusing thought caused his stomach to push at the spaces in between 
the cream colored buttons on his shirt. "If she doesn't like my pay now, she 
won't like it much when she finds out I'm fired!" He mused, shaking softly. A 
church bell across the street released six eerie wails, each toll taking jts time 
to fade. The performance ended and the bell sat patiently, waiting for the next 

Randolph shoved his cigarette into the ashtray and opened the tractor 
door. "When's that damn thing gonna fall down?" He mumbled, easing cau- 
tiously down the rust covered steps. 

"Ay, McPherson." A cheerful voice shot out. 

"Ryan," Randolph nodded his head in acknowledgement, "how's the 
embankment doing on the west side?" 

"Nothi'n a little Irish blood can't handle." The man's square voice twist- 
ed with amusement. 

Randolph smirked at the patriotic comment as he lifted a danish covered 
in saran wrap out of his pocket. Ryan studied his best friends face, searching 
for gentle words. 

"Whad'ya need that for when you got Ella at home cooking you a hot 

Randolph stared at the veins on the back of his hands and continued to 
unwrap the pastry. Ryan shrugged at the silence and prodded the ground with 
his work boot. He had seen those shoes in the window at McCormick's and fell 
in love with them instantly. 

When he learned that the sued stallions were marked at only twenty 
pounds he whooped for joy and leaped at the cash register. 

"Come on." Randolph took a bite out of the Danish and started walking. 

"Rand. . ." Ryan's voice tipped upward with a plea rising in his throat. 

"Come on." Randolph stated flatly, limping towards the main road. His 


hand hovered above his hurt knee with every bend. Ryan watched the tilted figure 
fade and then re-appear as it walked beneath a streetlight. Randolph's green polo 
shirt was stained and wrinkled. His wavy brown hair had grown into a shaggy mop 
that skimmed the middle of his ears. He froze under the streetlight and turned to 
meet the gaze he knew had never left him. Hundreds of bugs turned to gold as they 
danced beneath the light, and for an instant Ryan saw Randolph as a God framed in 
angelic light. 

"Alright," Ryan exhaled, "but just one." 

Randolph's somber green eyes filled with life at the prospect of going to the tav- 
ern. Ryan shook his head from side to side and laughed. He ran his fingers through 
his red hair and down his neck to massage his shoulder. Goose bumps rose on his pale 
hands as the still night turned a darker shade of blue. A mischievous wind rose over 
the hillside and cascaded down, shoving playfully at the unsuspecting trees. 

"To Oriely's!" Randolph slapped Ryan's back and shoved his hands into his 
weary pockets. 

Cruxton Street was lined with black lampposts, each playing host to a dim ball 
of light. The sidewalk held specks of silver that sparkled even to those who weren't 
consumed with drink, and the windowpanes on either side of the street reflected 
strangers that passed by. The only sign of life was down at O'Reilly's. Laughter and 
music flowed out of the windows on waves of heat soaked in liquor. Two men stum- 
bled down the sidewalk, one tipping sideways and other stooping to prevent his fall. 

"Tis me!" Randolph stated in glee and disbelief. His pointer finger pressed 
against the reflection of himself in the window. 

"What are the chances of I running into myself?" Each word made his tongue 
thicker. Randolph turned to Ryan with innocent curiosity. 

"Incredible." Ryan replied as he hoisted Randolph's arm over his shoulder. 

Randolph stared quizzically at the shadows darkening in the bookstore and 
grabbed at Ryan's wrist to look at his watch. He turned to face the first signs of light 
creep over the hillside and drew an unsteady breath. 

"What a beautiful life to have." He murmured softly, studying the birth of morn- 
ing. Randolph lifted his hand to study the ring on his finger. 


I observe, write, and move on. Observe, write, move on. My passion is writing, 
and if it weren't for observation my passion wouldn't even exist. Every thought, every 
judgment, springs from an observation. I've come to realize that sometimes its better 
to take notice. ..and move on. You don't have to have an opinion on everything. God 
forbid we don't run our mouths off at the drop of a hat. To observe is to be enlight- 

You'll be more the wiser for simply acknowledging something's presence and 
enjoying that you know its there. 



The Computer Support for 
Collaborative Learning (CSCL) has 
invited GDA science teacher Hal 
Scheintaub to speak at a conference in 
Arizona this January on the integration of 
technology in the teaching of science. 

Hal first became involved with the 
CSCL in the summer of 2000 when he 
attended a workshop on computer model- 
ing of complex systems at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Before attending the workshop, Hal had a 
vision of his students experiencing the 
excitement of the new sciences and 
exploring complex systems. He envi- 
sioned his students getting a sense of the 
importance of interactions, not only 
actions, in shaping events. He hoped that 
their world-view would expand to include 
cooperation, as well as competition, as 
driving forces their worlds, as well as the 
larger world. 

What he learned at the workshop 
helped make his vision a classroom reali- 
Today, his students use computer 
models to discover ecological and evolu- 
tionary principles and to understand the 
importance of randomness and multiple 
interactions and the complexity in living 

At the conference in January Dr. 
Scheintaub will share his success and help 
other educators explore the integration of 
creative and cooperative computing in 
their classrooms. 

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